Golden Tate's big block on Dwight Lowery in Week 3 last season gave Lowery a concussion and ended his season. Since the NFL ruled that Lowery was defenseless, Tate was fined $21,000 for the block. Lowery hasn't forgotten.
Tate (Lions) and Lowery (Falcons) both have new teams this season, and Lowery is looking forward to when they meet in Week 8 in London.
“Don’t get me wrong: I’m not going to go out of control if I see him on the field and he has the ball," Lowery told The Detroit Free Press. "Then I’d mess around and miss a tackle. And I’m also not going to do anything where the ball is running the other way and I see him and I go after him. But if I have an opportunity and he’s trying to crack me and the ball is coming my way, we’ll just see what happens”
Tate, for his part, doesn't seem intimidated by Lowery.
"Hopefully it’s not a cheap shot that’s at my knees or my ankles or is after the whistle, but, hey, I’m all for it. Bring it on. Let’s go,” he told the Free Press.
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Tate signed a five-year, $31 million contract with the Lions after spending his first four seasons in the league with the Seahawks.
Lowery signed for one year at $760,000 with the Falcons after being let go by the Jaguars.
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