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Giants’ Golden Tate cleared concussion protocol and will play vs. Eagles

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Eli Manning — who is starting in place of the injured Daniel Jones — will have someone to throw to when his New York Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Wide receiver Golden Tate has cleared concussion protocol, the team announced on Friday.

Tate did not play in Week 13’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. In seven games with the Giants in 2019, the 31-year-old receiver has 36 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns. He signed a four-year deal worth $37.5 million in March.

Sunday’s bout with the Eagles will be a revenge game for Tate. He finished last season with Philadelphia after his trade there on the trade deadline. They did not choose to resign him in the offseason.

Tate says he is not looking back.

Hey, they made a decision and did what they did. I’m not looking back,” Tate told the Daily News in late November. “I’m happy where I am. It is what it is. Whatever. They rented me for 10 games, we went to the playoffs and won a playoff game, and they let me go, I guess.

I mean, I was a free agent. I’m just thankful for my opportunity there to get in the playoffs and help them win. Life goes on. I have to move on. They’ve moved on. And here I am in the same division. It is what it is. I don’t hold any grudges. Thankful for the opportunity.”

Tate will lead the 2-10 Giants in a meaningless game, other than the Giants’ want to further knock-off the Eagles from the playoff hunt.