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Giants release wide receiver Golden Tate in NFL free agency

Giants release wide receiver Golden Tate in NFL free agency

The Giants released wide receiver Golden Tate and linebacker David Mayo, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Tate, 32, struggled last season, his second with the Giants.

He caught 35 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns, and landed in trouble with the team.

Tate was benched one game after famously yelling, “throw me the damn ball” during a November loss.

A month earlier, Tate was involved in an on-field fight with Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, with whom he had bad blood.

The release of Tate frees up $6.1 million in cap space, while axing the 27-year-old Mayo saves $2.3 million.

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Erin is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional football matches. She is a passionate journalist who flaunts a perfect hold over the English language. She currently caters her skills for the sports and health section of Report Door.

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