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Lions signing Golden Tate admits it was hard to leave Seahawks

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Detroit Lions have today acquired prized wide-receiver asset Golden Tate on only the second day of free agency.

Naturally once a big moment happens in an NFL player's life, the first act next is to spread the joy to the world.

That's exactly what Tate did Wednesday when he took to Twitter to express his simultaneous gratitude at the opportunity with Detroit and thanks to Seattle for all their help.

"Wow I'm officially a Detroit ‪#Lion‬. Extremely excited about the opportunity to grow with this organization," he said.

"However Seattle I am extremely thankful for the support and love the city has given me over the past 4 years.

"It's tough to leave such a great place. I appreciate everything the city, coaches, and teammates have done for me. I will always value how great seattle was to me."

Tate won the Super Bowl with the Seahawks in February after enjoying a successful season, which was spent most of the time as the man receiver whilst Percy Harvin sat on the sidelines injured.

The reliable receiver won't have to worry about double coverages in Detroit though, as he hooks up with arguably the NFL's best wide-out in Calvin Johnson.

The Lions have been looking for the perfect player to combine Johnson for sometime, and the signing of Tate looks certain to give Matt Stafford outstanding options in the passing game.

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