Golden Tate
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New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has entered the concussion protocol for an injury sustained this past weekend.

The setbacks for the New York Giants receiver room continue.

On Sunday, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur announced that wide receiver Golden Tate is “in the concussion protocol,” per Dan Benton of Giants Wire.

Tate sustained the injury during the Giants’ second preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Friday. However, it’s unclear when exactly during the game it occurred. It’s also unclear how long the recovery process will be for the veteran receiver who just signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal with Big Blue this past offseason.

Tate is suspended for the first four games of the regular season after testing positive for PEDs. The NFL gave him the suspension in July and his appeal was denied last week. Therefore, Tate does indeed have more time to recover from this before playing in an actual meaningful game.

There’s one issue. What if this prolongs his on-the-field absence? That’s what the Giants may be worried about at this moment. Hopefully, it’s not as serious as it could be, but fans won’t have an answer until later this week or even next week.

The Giants play their third preseason game this Thursday in Cincinnati. There’s little chance Tate will play in that game, which means reserve receivers such as T.J. Jones and Alonzo Russell could get even more reps.

Bennie Fowler and Cody Latimer will still get the reps they’re expected to though, being that the third game is considered the “dress rehearsal” of the preseason.

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