Golden Tate
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New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate spoke to the media on Friday about playing with Eli Manning and discussed Corey Coleman’s torn ACL.

Before the second full-team training camp practice on Friday, New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate spoke to the media. Ultimately, the newly-signed Tate praised his newest quarterback Eli Manning.

“As a guy who has majored in the slot, I love veteran quarterbacks,” Tate said, per Madelyn Burke of the Giants official website.

The veteran receiver also went on to say that he believes Eli “has a lot of juice in the tank,” per Dan Salomone of the Giants official website.

Entering his 10th year in the NFL, Tate has had success from the slot receiver position, having made the Pro Bowl in 2014. He’s also played with great quarterbacks before, catching passes from Russell Wilson, Matt Stafford and then both Carson Wentz and Nick Foles during his short tenure in Philadelphia.

Tate also took the time to speak about the recent season-ending injury to receiver Corey Coleman. The fourth-year veteran tore his ACL on Thursday. Coleman was in line to compete for the third receiver spot behind Tate and Sterling Shepard.

Tate said the wide receiver room is “definitely a little deflated. Corey had a great offseason, worked hard on his craft, saw huge jumps from him,” per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.

He also added that the room is “kind of going through it a little bit.”

With a fractured thumb for Shepard and now the Coleman injury, the Giants front office will have to look to free agency for a replacement.

The Giants continue training camp on Friday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Their first preseason game will be on Aug. 8 against the New York Jets.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.