EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – In another strike against the New York Giants Reception Corps, Golden Tate was suspended for violating the NFL Performance Guidelines for four games, league sources said on Saturday Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Tate has appealed for the first week of August and believes that he has a legitimate case, sources Schefter said. A solution is expected before the start of the regular season, sources said.
The Giants were already out of service after Corey Coleman (ACL tore) and Sterling Shepard (thumb break) had suffered injuries on the first day of the training camp on Thursday
Coleman will likely miss the entire 2019 season while Shepard of Week to week, with the possibility to return in time to the season opener in six weeks.
Tate was the Giants & # 39; big off-season acquisition after trading from Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. Tate signed a $ 37.5 million four-year deal in March after completing his last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The veteran recipient spent most of his career with the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions. He has scored 611 career passes for 7,214 yards with 38 touchdowns, making the 2014 Pro Bowl his first Lions season.
Tates transition to the Giants had been pretty seamless. He is expected to play an important role in filling the production left by Beckham.
"He has [the offense]," said coach Pat Shurmur on Friday. "He is ready to go."
The Giants' Reception Corps currently consists of Cody Latimer, Russell Shepard, Bennie Fowler, Reggie White Jr., Alonzo Russell and rookie Darius Slayton. 19659002] Slayton, a five-round goal this year, is struggling with a thigh injury.
Dave Gettleman, General Manager, said on Friday that the Giants would hold a training session for broad receivers on Saturday.
"We'll do it" "Something," Gettleman said.
On Friday, Tate said the large reception room had been "emptied" by the news of Coleman's injury.
Criticized at the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 Tate's two teammates, for whom blockages had been imposed, were substance abuse offenses known as "selfish."
"They affect much more than you do," Tate said at the time opposite 710 ESPN Radio. "I believe that was a kind of selfish move by these two guys.
"But it's what it is, the show has to go on and that's what we're going to do."