According to the report, the decision was made to leave Tate behind due to overall issues with his effort and performance.
However, Tate does have a chance to return to the team next week.
Tate has been upset with his role, which led to him making comments during last week’s broadcast.
Dan Duggan notes that Tate worked on the scout team in practice this week after returning from a one-day absence.
The Giants have confirmed the news and issued the following statement:
“Golden Tate is not accompanying the team on its trip to play Washington. Tate will not play in tomorrow’s game.”
Tate came up as a potential trade candidate leading to the deadline. However, no deals ever surfaced for him.
Tate, 32, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract in Seattle before signing a five-year, $31 million contract that included $13.25 million with the Lions.
Tate was traded to the Eagles and made a base salary of $7 million for the 2018 season. The Giants later signed him to a four-year, $37.5 million contract that includes $23 million fully guaranteed.
In 2020, Tate has appeared in six games and caught 20 passes for 195 yards receiving and one touchdown.