Tate will be able to return to the Giants active roster on September 30 after the team's Week 4 game against Washington. The Notre Dame product can participate in all preseason activities and games.
Tate released a new statement following his appeal getting denied. The 30-year-old receiver said he "immediately discontinued use" and reported the situation before the failed test was confirmed.
Tate enters the season with the Giants after the Lions dealt him to Philadelphia for a third-round pick during the season previous year. He finished the 2018 season in Philadelphia after the Lions traded him to the Eagles in October.
The Giants bolstered their wide receiver corps this offseason by signing Golden Tate, but it appears NY will begin the year without the 31-year-old pass-catcher. He will miss the opener on the road against the Dallas Cowboys followed by games against the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.