Eric Decker Announces NFL Retirement After Short Time With Patriots

After just three weeks with the New England Patriots, wide receiver Eric Decker has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Decker made the announcement via Instagram:

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“It has been my childhood dream and my passion to play the game of football,” Decker said. “I was very fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to have those dreams fulfilled and to have played with such extremely talented and hard-working teammates, coaches and staff. This has been a passion inside of me since I was a little boy but I know now it is time to hang my helmet up and start a new chapter in my life. I love football and always will. It will continue to be a part of my life. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my wife and kids. I want to give a special thank you to my family, friends and fans for all your support on this incredible journey. It’s been an amazing chapter in my life. I look forward to the future and the many adventures ahead!”

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