New England Patriots

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The full numbers for Eric Decker’s one-year deal with the New England Patriots are out. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was first to report the details on Twitter.

Decker’s deal is for $1.9 million, with a chance to make an extra $600,000 “based on receptions”, per Rapoport. The former Broncos, Jets, and Titans receiver took the field for the Patriots for his first training camp practice on Saturday, wearing jersey number 81.

The 31-year-old essentially takes the place of the departed Jordan Matthews, whom the Patriots released earlier this week amid reports of a significant hamstring injury. He joins a crowded wide receiver group that still includes Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Malcolm Mitchell, Kenny Britt, Cordarrelle Patterson, Riley McCarron, Devin Lucien, Paul Turner, rookie Braxton Berrios, and special teams captain Matthew Slater. But despite the depth of bodies at the position, there’s little in the way of certainty.

Decker comes to New England having previously worked with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in Denver as a rookie in 2010. He’ll have a legitimate chance at the 53-man roster, with no sure things beyond Edelman and Hogan, and Edelman suspended for the first four games of the season.

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