Patriots To Sign Wide Receiver Eric Decker
The Patriots are signing veteran wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal, according to a league source.
The deal comes after Decker visited Foxborough earlier this week for a workout.
Decker, 31, said last June that he thinks he would be a "good fit" in New England.
"At this point in my career, I want to go somewhere where I can compete for a Super Bowl and be in a good system and be with a quarterback that my skill set would be an addition to the team," Decker told SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Decker, who talked with the Patriots during the free agency process last summer as well, caught 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown as a member of the Tennessee Titans in 2017.
He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third-round of the 2010 NFL Draft. At the time, current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was the head coach in Denver.
Decker posted more than 80 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his final two seasons in Denver.
He then spent three seasons with the Jets, recording 80 receptions, 1,027 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in the 2015 season. He was limited to just three games due to a shoulder injury in his final year with the Jets, 2016.
Wide receiver has become a position of need for the Patriots, as Kenny Britt remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, and Malcolm Mitchell still hasn't practiced this summer after missing the entire 2017 season with a knee injury.
The team on Wednesday placed Jordan Matthews on injured reserve after the wide receiver suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's padded practice outside Gillette Stadium. Matthews had been considered one of the top contenders to replace Julian Edelman in the slot receiver role as Edelman serves his four-game PED suspension to start the season.