Newly signed wide receiver Golden Tate isn't looking at the New York Giants as a complete rebuild. He views the situation differently, even if Odell Beckham Jr., Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon are no longer with the team after recent moves.
Tate said Friday after signing a lucrative new contract with the Giants that the team is "not as far off as people think." Part of that is a belief that there are good players on the roster.
The Giants have sent mixed signals in recent days with their actions and words. They traded Beckham and Vernon to the Browns and allowed Collins to leave via free agency. Collins signed a record deal for a safety with the Washington Redskins.
General manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement to announce the trades that the Giants aren't tearing it down with their eyes completely on the future.
"You can win while you build a roster," Gettleman said. "We do have a plan, and this is a part of it."
The Giants agreed to a deal with Tate some 24 hours later. It's for four years and $37.5 million with $23 million guaranteed.