Lombardi plans to spread wealth in Lions' new offense
SEP 2, 6:06p ET | DAVE DYE
StatsLLC: Jan 18 / 12:00a ET
News: Tate is headed to the Pro Bowl.
Impact: Tate replaces Jeremy Maclin of Philadelphia. Tate made a huge impact in his first season with the Lions after signing as a free agent. He caught 99 passes for 1,331 yards, helping Detroit withstand injury issues that kept Calvin Johnson out for a month.
StatsLLC: Jan 5 / 12:00a ET
News: Tate had 89 yards on six catches Sunday.
Impact: The Super Bowl champion won't get a chance to face his former team next weekend since the Lions were eliminated.
Rotowire: Jan 4 / 7:26p ET
News: Tate caught 6-of-9 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: Tate took an intermediate pass for a 51-yard touchdown on the Lions' first drive, but he then produced modest numbers for the rest of the game. While undoubtedly one of the top acquisitions last offseason, Tate may have trouble repeating his 99-1,331-4 receiving line, as his production spiked in games that Calvin Johnson missed. Of course, the 29-year-old Johnson has dealt with more than his fair share of nagging injuries over the last few years, so it's entirely possible the same thing could happen in 2015. Tate will turn 27 in August and has missed just one game over the last four seasons.