Golden Tate

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Curtis Lofton #50 and Parys Haralson #98 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 24-23. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Tate: “I Didn’t Get Punched In The Face, That’s All A Lie”

Unfortunately for the receiver, he was also asked about multiple stories that surfaced that he was punched in the face by former teammate Percy Harvin who was traded to the Jets over the weekend.

97.1 The Ticket–18 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Matthew Stafford #9 and Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions celebrate a fourth-quarter touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions win 24-23. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

In Absence Of Johnson, Tate Stepping Up

Detroit’s stout defense deserves much of the credit for the Lions being 2-0 without Calvin Johnson, and so does wide receiver Golden Tate.

CBS Detroit–10/19/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions misses a reception during the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 17-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Reports: Friction Between Percy Harvin, Teammates – Including Tate – Led To Trade

Tate joined the Lions in free agency this season.

CBS Detroit–10/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Jamell Fleming #29 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tate Says Broyles Will Get ‘A Lot More Time’ In Offense If Johnson Does Not Play

Wide receiver Golden Tate, who said he has not spoken to Broyles about the tweet, said the message was not a big deal.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a first quarter touchdown next to Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With Johnson’s Status Unknown, Lombardi Developing Plans For All Possibilities

If Joe Lombardi knows whether wide receiver Calvin Johnson will be available Sunday, he did not tip his hand Thursday.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with Golden Tate #15 after a 35-14 win over the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Caldwell Expects Tate Will Play Sunday, Says ‘We’ll See’ About Johnson

Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, the top two wide receivers for the Detroit Lions, both missed some practice time this week due to injuries.

CBS Detroit–10/03/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: James Ihedigbo #32 of the Detroit Lions congratulates Corey Fuller #10 on the game-winning touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Veteran Wide Receivers Agree: Corey Fuller ‘Night And Day’ From Last Year

Improvement aside, Fuller faces an uphill battle to survive the impending cuts.

CBS Detroit–08/21/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Wide recever Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions catches a touchdown pass against the Oakland Raiders during their preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Top Five Lions To Follow On Twitter

Twitter is an amazing tool to have at your finger tips.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Pierre Desir #26 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell, Tate Weigh In On Wide Receiver Competition

Caldwell would not divulge who among the wide receivers has stood out to him in the competition for the third, fourth and fifth spots.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks on during their preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell Confirms Calvin Johnson Will Play Friday

Generally speaking, Caldwell said to expect most of the first string to play the entire first half and come back out for the second half.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

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