Data Scout Notes: 1stC/HMM/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/1st C/M
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Wide receiver Eric Decker: He should have gone much higher in the draft, but a season-ending foot injury set him back. If he gets healthy -- and he said he hopes to be fully ready by training camp -- the Broncos might have got a steal in the third round.
A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/78 -- Eric Decker, WR, 6-3, 217, Minnesota, Decker is big, smart, can make plays and has fantastic hands. Once he recovers from a foot injury, he could be a good player for the Broncos. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Eric Decker News
08/27/18 - WR Eric Decker officially had his contract terminated by the Patriots Monday (Aug. 27) after announcing the day before he was retiring.
08/26/18 - WR Eric Decker retired on Sunday saying on Intstagram he looks forward to spending more time with his family. Decker had just signed a one-year deal on Aug. 3 with the New England Patriots.
The 31-year-old Decker has played eight seasons in the NFL since the Denver Broncos selected him in the third round (87th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
During his eight NFL seasons, Decker had 439 receptions for 5,816 yards and 53 touchdowns in 111 games, with 83 starts. He had three seasons with more than 1,000 yards receiving, gaining 1,064 yards in 2012, 1,288 in 2013 and 1,027 in 2015.
08/07/18 - WR Eric Decker's previous experience with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will help him get acclimated to the team, coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday. Decker, who signed with the Patriots last week, was reunited with McDaniels after the latter served as his head coach with the Denver Broncos. The 31-year-old Decker was selected by the Broncos with a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. "Yeah, I'm sure it will," Belichick said. "Well, he's a smart guy. 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."
08/03/18 - WR Eric Decker signed with the New England Patriots, the team announced on Friday. Terms of the contract were not announced.
The 31-year-old Decker has played eight seasons in the NFL since the Denver Broncos selected him in the third round (87th overall) in the 2010 NFL draft. Decker played with the Broncos from 2010-13, the New York Jets from 2014-16 and the Tennessee Titans last season. The 6-3, 214-pound Decker played 16 games with the Titans last season, starting eight, and made 54 receptions for 563 yards and one touchdown. He played in two postseason games and caught eight passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. During his eight NFL seasons, Decker has 439 receptions for 5,816 yards and 53 touchdowns in 111 games, with 83 starts. He has had three seasons with more than 1,000 yards receiving, gaining 1,064 yards in 2012, 1,288 in 2013 and 1,027 in 2015.
08/02/18 - WR Eric Decker will sign a one-year deal with New England, multiple media outlets reported. Decker worked out for the Patriots earlier this week. The expected move comes one day after the Patriots released wide receiver Jordan Matthews with an injury settlement. Matthews sustained a hamstring injury during Sunday's practice, according to the Boston Globe. Decker will rejoin current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after the latter served as his coach with the Denver Broncos. The 31-year-old was selected by the Broncos with a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.