Seahawks WR Golden Tate Breaks Hand, Won't Practice

Golden Tate is one of the young and promising wide receivers the Seattle Seahawks are counting on to revive their offense. He might be out for a period of time though, as Mike Sando of the ESPN NFC West Blog has this to say about his current status.

Receiver Golden Tate has a broken hand and is not practicing. The team expects Tate to return for training camp. Seattle has high expectations for Tate this season, so the missed time is costly in the short term, especially since the lockout prevented him from practicing last offseason as well.

Tate was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame, where he was a Biletnikoff Award winner in 2009, and has been making a steady impact with the team without standing out too much. He caught 21 passes for 227 yards in his rookie season, then managed to start five out of 16 games in 2011, catching 35 passes for 382 yards, including three receiving touchdowns. Tate figures to be an integral part of Seattle's offense moving forward, so his absence might hurt if it doesn't heal before the onset of training camp.

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