Golden Tate compared his role in the Lions offense to the one Lance Moore had with the Saints.
Per the Lions' official site, new OC Joe Lombardi has brought over a lot of concepts he learned while in New Orleans for the previous seven seasons. Between 2008-12, Moore's per-game averages were 4.05 catches for 51.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He had one 1,000-yard season, one 10-touchdown season and went over 60 catches three times during that span. Tate is capable of far greater things as he's more athletic, more explosive, has better hands and will be in space more while playing off Calvin Johnson.
Free agent Chad Johnson is participating in the Montreal Alouettes' minicamp this week.
Johnson, 36, hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2011 and knows that ship has sailed. He seems to have embraced a potential job in Montreal, where the quarterback is former Ohio State standout Troy Smith. The Alouettes insist Johnson is not a publicity stunt. "It's all business," GM Jim Popp said. "It's real. He's in great shape. He wants to play and we'll see how things are."