TWENTYMAN: Golden Tate taken off PUP List

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Receiver Golden Tate told reporters in June he'd be ready to return from a shoulder injury in training camp and he was right.

The Detroit Lions will have their first practice of training camp this afternoon at 3:30 and receiver Golden Tate will be on the field with them.

Golden TateWR Golden Tate (Photo: Detroit Lions)

Tate has been taken off the physically unable to perform list and will practice with his new teammates when they take the field today.

Tate has been dealing with a shoulder injury he suffered in the spring and it kept him out of June’s minicamp. He told reporters during that minicamp, however, that he fully expected to be ready for training camp. It appears he was right.

The Lions signed the versatile receiver to a five-year, $31 million contract this spring to be a playmaker opposite Calvin Johnson.

Tate won a Super Bowl with Seattle last season after catching 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah and receiver TJ Jones remain on the PUP list to start camp with shoulder injuries.