Golden Tate dons a wrestler's mask before Detroit Lions practice

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- If you gave a quick look, you might have confused Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate for a professional wrestler Saturday.

Tate came out to the team's open practice wearing not his football helmet, but rather a wrestler's mask painted in Detroit Lions colors. He even warmed up using the mask, catching a couple of punts before taking it off and donning his actual helmet.

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Tate walked out of the team's practice facility with a kid -- something Lions players do from time to time -- before going onto the field wearing the mask for a little bit before practice truly began.

Tate and the Lions had a situational scrimmage that was open to the public on Saturday morning before an off day Sunday.