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Matthew Stafford knows he'll miss Golden Tate, but expects multiple Lions to step up

Posted: 8:17 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-02 00:17:05Z

Matthew Stafford said he'll miss his friend, Golden Tate. But he expects multiple teammates to step up for the Lions after the trade.

"I don’t think it’s one man’s job to step in. Just like what you were talking about earlier, losing Calvin, it wasn’t one person’s job to come in here and try and duplicate what he does," Stafford said on Thursday.

The Lions traded Tate to the Eagles for a third round pick on Tuesday.

"Golden was a really good player for us, a really good friend of mine, the whole thing. Have a ton of respect for him, I know the Eagles are getting a good player...but at the same time, I think it’s just on everybody. We have a lot weapons," Stafford added.