New England Patriots: 3 reasons team should cut Eric Decker

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FOXBOROUGH, MA – AUGUST 9 : Eric Decker (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots recently signed Eric Decker to a one year deal, but it is already time for the Pats to send Decker home.

With the New England Patriots desperate for wide receivers after they released Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell due to injury problems, Eric Decker made his way to New England.

The Patriots signed Decker to a one year deal and were hoping that he could be yet another player who finds the fountain of youth that exists somewhere in Gillette Stadium (I haven’t found it yet).

Sadly it feels like the Decker experiment may have failed. He struggled in the Patriots first preseason game and hasn’t done any better in practice. With some up and coming receivers on the Patriots roster here are three reasons the Patriots should get rid of Eric Decker.

He’s past his prime

Decker best days are behind him. He is now a 30-year-old wideout who has seen his role diminish year by year.

The last two years have been rough on Decker. He has only played in 19 total games and had 64 catches for 757 yards and 3 touchdowns. Those numbers would be decent for a whole season, but definitely not two.

Last season Decker struggled while with the Tennessee Titans (Trust me I had him in fantasy football). He was buried in the depth chart on a team that had some decent receivers. If Decker was playing like he used to he would’ve been a top receiver on that roster.

I don’t think that Decker could even play well for the Patriots. He continues to have issues holding on to the ball. If you want to annoy Tom Brady fast, just drop some balls. You won’t have to worry about it anymore because Brady will just stop throwing to you.

Also it appears that the Patriots may not even need Decker.

 

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