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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Golden Tate was scheduled to address the media for the first time since being benched for last week’s game against Washington. Instead, the wide receiver was a late scratch after the New York Giants said he suffered a knee injury late in Thursday’s practice.
The original belief is that the injury is not anything potentially season-ending, a source told ESPN. Tate was officially listed as a limited participant in practice.
It has been an eventful season for Tate. He missed the season opener with a hamstring injury, fought Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey at midfield in Week 4 and expressed his displeasure with his shrinking role late in a Monday night loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then was suspended for his actions.
Just when he was supposed to return to face one of his former teams, the Philadelphia Eagles, he hurt his knee.
The veteran receiver was set to resume his previous role, according to wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert. Tate was playing just over 50% of the offensive snaps before being benched.
He seemed to be participating fully during the portion of Thursday’s practice that was