College: Minnesota | 9 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 214 lbs
Birth Date: 3/15/1987
2018 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 169 WR
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New England Patriots wide receiver Eric Decker announced his retirement on Instagram on Sunday. Decker was signed by the Patriots during training camp but failed to produce and saw the writing on the wall before final cuts. The veteran caught just two of seven targets for 12 yards in the last two preseason contests against the Eagles and Panthers. Decker was battling Braxton Berrios, Riley McCarron and Paul Turner for the final spot. Decker will finish his eight-year career with 5,816 yards and 53 touchdowns on 439 catches. With Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games, Phillip Dorsett is likely to benefit the most out of the slot to open the season. He's worth a late-round stab in deeper leagues.
New England Patriots WR Eric Decker announced his retirement on social media Sunday, Aug. 26.
New England Patriots WR Eric Decker does not appear to be a guarantee to make the team's 53-man roster, in the opinion of Andy Hart of Patriots.com. During the preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 24, Decker did not play with the first-team offense and was targeted five times but only had two catches.
New England Patriots wide receiver Eric Decker dropped the first pass he received from quarterback Tom Brady in 11-on-11 drills last week, dropped two more passes Sunday and dropped three passes in practice on Monday. However, he showed mental toughness to bounce back with four straight catches. "It's a work in progress," Decker said. "I feel more comfortable with the playbook. Things are slowing down, mentally. That's one thing. Just got to be able to get on the field and execute and be able to not think about things and just react. We're getting there. Every day is a learning experience, is an opportunity for me to get better and that's how I'm taking it." He wouldn't be the first veteran to struggle with the playbook and in gaining chemistry with Brady. Decker has an opportunity for a big role early in the season out of the slot with Julian Edelman suspended for four games, but Decker must first beat out Phillip Dorsett. If Decker can win the job, he'll be worth a late-round flier in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots WR Eric Decker dropped the first pass QB Tom Brady threw him last week, dropped two more Sunday, Aug. 12, and three more Monday, Aug. 13. After his drops, Decker appeared to run the wrong route when Brady first targeted him in 11-on-11s. He ended practice with four catches in a row, however.
New England Patriots wide receiver Eric Decker could have a leg up for the slot role to begin the season due to his familiarity with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from their days in Denver. Decker was drafted by McDaniels in 2010 and spent his rookie year learning from him. "He's a smart guy," said head coach Bill Belichick. "I know he has recall from some of the things that we do that Josh did at Denver that are carryover. There's a lot of differences, but there's certainly a lot of carryover." There's likely to be an adjustment period for Decker, but he has the opportunity for a big role early in the season with Julian Edelman suspended four games. He could be worth a late-round flier if he wins the slot job over Phillip Dorsett.
New England Patriots WR Eric Decker and WR Malcolm Mitchell are both listed as the backups to WR Julian Edelman on the first depth chart released Sunday. Aug. 5.
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Eric Decker's one-year deal is worth $1.9 million, according to a source. Decker could make as much as $2.5 million depending on his reception totals.
Free-agent wide receiver Cobi Hamilton worked out for the New England Patriots on Friday, according to a source. The Patriots signed Eric Decker on Thursday, so Hamilton would just be a depth signing for training camp. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Bengals in 2013 but has played in parts of just two seasons and has 18 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
The New England Patriots are expected to sign free-agent wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal, according to sources. The Pats needed to add another wideout after Jordan Matthews (hamstring) was placed on Injured Reserve. Decker struggled in his lone season with Tennessee, catching just 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown. The 31-year-old could work out of the slot immediately to begin the season, though, with Julian Edelman suspended four games. Decker might be worth a late-round flier if he ends up starting in the slot over Phillip Dorsett. He also has history with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from their time in Denver for one season.
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) is expected to sign a one-year deal with the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 2, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) is receiving continued interest from the New England Patriots.
Free-agent wide receiver Eric Decker worked out for the New England Patriots on Monday, according to a source. With the team dealing with injuries to Kenny Britt, Malcolm Mitchell and Jordan Matthews, the veteran Decker could be an insurance policy for the start of the season. Julian Edelman will also be suspended the first four games. Decker has history with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from their time in Denver. Decker had 54 catches for 563 yards and only one touchdown in his only season in Tennessee and would be unlikely to carry much fantasy value in New England in the short term.
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) worked out for the New England Patriots Monday, July 30, according to a source.
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) said he would love to play for the New England Patriots, adding that he talked to the Patriots last offseason during free agency before signing with the Tennessee Titans.
Free-agent wide receiver Eric Decker is visiting with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, according to a source. While still a red-zone option out of the slot, Decker is getting long in the tooth and hasn't posted a 1,000-yard season since 2015 with the Jets. Baltimore is still looking for receiver depth after signing Michael Crabtree and John Brown, so this could be a fit. However, Decker will mostly likely continue being more of a WR4/flex play that is touchdown-or-bust. Baltimore wouldn't be the best option for his fantasy value.
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) is visiting the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, April 5.
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) is 'definitely' receptive to a return to Denver, where he spent his first four seasons before leaving as a free agent to the New York Jets.