Seahawks GM: Golden Tate is a “big priority”

golden tateSeahawks general manager John Schneider made it clear on Thursday that they don’t want to use the franchise tag this offseason.

“I don’t anticipate us having to do that,” Schneider said in an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle radio. “It’s definitely a tool that you have in your back pocket, but at this point where we are with our unrestricted free agents, I don’t anticipate us using it.”

He also made it clear that it’s a priority for them to re-sign wide receiver Golden Tate.

“It’s a big priority,” Schneider said. “Golden knows where we stand how much we love and how much we want him on this team.”