Eric Decker sees his employment with the Patriots as “quite an opportunity.” That’s a given considering the Patriots have played in three of the past four Super Bowls, winning two, and the veteran receiver will get to catch passes from one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game.
Decker, though, has some catching up to do.
He was out of football for five months after his contract with the Titans expired. He has had two practices with his new team.
But Decker does have familiarity with Josh McDaniels’ offense, with the Broncos having drafted him in 2010. He also has a familiarity playing in the slot, where he lined up 51 percent of the time last season.
“He’s a smart guy,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, via Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald….