Free agent Eric Decker wants to play for the Patriots
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Although the New England Patriots are not short on wide receivers, there is another player who thinks he could fit the list.
Hoping to join the likes of Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Jordan Matthews, Kenny Britt, Cordarrelle Patterson and more in the passing game is 31-year-old free agent Eric Decker.
"I think the Patriots would be a good fit and being drafted by [Patriots offensive coordinator] Josh McDaniels in Denver [helps]," Decker said in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio. "I talked with New England last year during the free agency process in June. That is always an option that I would definitely love to entertain."
Decker was drafted by McDaniels and the Denver Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft. While spending four seasons with them, Decker racked up over 3000 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns. Decker has since then spent two seasons with the New York Jets and one with the Tennessee Titans.
“I took a few visits and talked to some teams,” Decker said. “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.”
While it is unknown if the Patriots have interest in him, we know that Decker would be all in if he were to get the opportunity.
Decker has also met with the Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders this offseason.