The Patriots Are Reportedly Signing Eric Decker To A One-Year Deal

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The Patriots added even more depth to their receiving core with the addition of veteran receiver Eric Decker.

According to Adam Schefter, the reigning AFC Champions are signing Eric Decker to a one-year deal after the 31-year-old worked out with the team earlier this week.

Yo Schefty, put your hog away.

Decker has struggled the past two seasons, primarily due to hip and shoulder injuries. Last season with the Titans, Decker hauled in just 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown in 16 games–a far cry from his 2012-2015 campaigns when his production was great:

2012: 85 catches for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns
2013: 87 catches for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns
2014: 74 catches for 962 yards and 5 touchdowns
2015: 80 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns

With the Patriots receiving core riddled with injuries–Kenny Britt (hamstring) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee)–Cordarrelle Patterson new to the Patriots Way, and Julian Edelman approaching a four-game suspension for PEDs, Decker could return to his form of yesteryear if he and Brady get in a rhythm.

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