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Seahawks' Tate Headed to Lions, Giacomini to Jets

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Golden Tate speaking to the media after winning Super Bowl XLVIII, he'll have a whole new set of reporters to speak to in Detroit. Golden Tate speaking to the media after winning Super Bowl XLVIII, he'll have a whole new set of reporters to speak to in Detroit.

Tate to Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have acquired wide receiver Golden Tate, their top target in free agency.

Tate posted on his Twitter account Wednesday: "Wow I'm officially a Detroit #Lion. Extremely excited about the opportunity to grow with this organization."

He got a five-year deal is worth $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

Tate was the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks' top receiver last season. The Lions were looking for someone to complement All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson, and they landed him on the second day of free agency.

Giacomini to Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Seattle Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini, quickly finding a replacement for Austin Howard.

The Jets also re-signed backup defensive lineman Leger Douzable to a one-year deal Wednesday.

Giacomini missed seven games with a knee injury last season for Seattle, but was back in time for the Seahawks' run to their Super Bowl title against Denver. The 6-foot-7, 318-pound Giacomini will replace Howard, who signed with Oakland as a free agent after starting every game the last two seasons. Giacomini was a fifth-round pick in 2008 of Green Bay, where he spent three seasons before spending the last three with Seattle.

Douzable signed with New York as a free agent last offseason and had 20 tackles and a career-high 1½ sacks.




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