Seattle Seahawks and Golden Tate Agree to Four-Year Deal

Derek StephensContributor IJuly 28, 2010

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 03: Golden Tate #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs against the Washington Huskies on his way to a 67 yard touchdown on October 3, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The National Football Post is reporting that Golden Tate and the Seattle Seahawks have come to terms on a four-year deal that will pay Tate $3.261 million and includes $1.471 million in guarantees.  

In recent days, the 59th selection, Montario Hardesty (Cleveland), signed a four-year deal worth $3.372 Million ($1.52 guaranteed), and the 61st pick, offensive tackle Vladimir Ducasse $3.225 ($1.435 guaranteed) inked his deal with the Jets, so the Tate contract seems to sit right about where it should.

Only Russell Okung (sixth pick overall) and Earl Thomas (14th pick overall) remain unsigned for Seattle.

With only two late first-round picks currently signed (Dez Bryant—24th overall by Cowboys, and Devin McCourty—27th overall by Patriots), it's hard to say who, between Okung and Thomas, will reach a deal first.  

Agents are clearly waiting for the market to set, then negotiate from there.  The problem is, nobody in the top half of the round has signed yet.

Here's to hoping the logjam will bust soon.

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