Eric Decker worked out with the Patriots on Monday; team signs OL Brian Schwenke
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Something that had been talked about earlier in the offseason has come to fruition...sort of.
Back in June, free agent wide receiver Eric Decker said in a radio interview that he thought the Patriots would be a good fit for him and that he'd love to play with Tom Brady. Fast forward to Monday, and the team had him in for a workout in lieu of the growing list of injuries at the receiver position.
Decker, most recently with the Tennessee Titans, hauled in 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown. He made a name for himself with the Denver Broncos, where he put up back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
He left without a contract, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him be brought in later in camp if the team sustains additional injuries.
And while the Patriots only kicked the tires on Decker, they did add a now former Titans teammate of Decker's to the roster today with the signing of offensive lineman Brian Schwenke. Able to play both guard and center, Schwenke comes to New England having played in 57 career games with 30 starts.
In a corresponding move, the Patriots waived tight end/fullback Shane Wimann.