Tate originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2020 after playing 2016-19 with the UA. That stint, which saw Tate transition to wide receiver, lasted less than two months as he was released prior to training camp.
In January 2021, the Eagles signed Tate to a reserves/futures contract again as a wide receiver. Tate apparently didn’t do enough the second time around to convince the Philadelphia front office to keep him through the summer.
Tate’s pro football future is uncertain now. It’s possible another NFL team will take a chance on the former college football sensation.
He may also get a look from the Canadian Football League, which begins its 14-game regular season in early August.
Meanwhile, ex-UA linebacker Reggie Gilbert has landed with a new team, signing with the Detroit Lions on Monday.
Gilbert, who played for the Wildcats from 2012-15, last played in an NFL game in 2019 with the Tennessee Titans. Last season he spent time on the practice squads of the Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars.