In 2010, the Seattle Seahawks spent a pretty high second-round pick on Notre Dame WR Golden Tate. His rookie year was pretty underwhelming and he’s failed to show much of anything in the preseason.
And according to ESPN’s John Clayton, who knows the Seahawks better than any other team, Tate might not make the team this year.
“All I know is that there’s an undrafted guy [rookie Doug Baldwin] that kind of has the same type of body and does the same types of things that he does,” Clayton told ESPN 710 AM. “All of the sudden you might see an undrafted guy beat out a second-round pick.”
Tate dropped a catchable pass against the Vikings that got picked off and returned for a TD. The coaches were so thrilled with that play that they benched him for the rest of the half.
Clayton says that it wouldn’t be out of character for the Seahawks to just go ahead and release a guy they were so high on a year ago.
“They could,” Clayton said. “Pete Carroll is not afraid to make bold moves. … Nothing surprises you when you get to these cuts.”