Eric Decker Brings Depth, Familiarity To Patriots

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Eric Decker, then in the Titans, in 2017. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Okay, so Bill Belichick wouldn't confirm the signing this morning but, a day after releasing injured wideout Jordan Matthews, his Patriots added former Broncos, Jets, and Titans receiver Eric Decker on a one-year deal.

The vet's 31 and entering his ninth NFL season after catching 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown for Tennessee last year. Decker told Sirius XM Radio in June, at this point in his career, he wants to be in a good system with a good quarterback and compete for a Super Bowl. Check, check, and check.

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The receiver's familiar with Pats offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. He drafted Decker in 2010 when he was the head coach in Denver. Decker will have a strong chance to compete for a spot, especially with Julian Edelman suspended the first four games of the season. Plus, he has 34 red-zone TD's since 2012, good for fourth in the league.

He joins a group featuring Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt, Cordarrelle Patterson, Malcolm Mitchell, Riley McCarron, Braxton Berrios, Devin Lucien, and Paul Turner.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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