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The Patriots Are Reportedly Considering Signing This Former Star NFL WR

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FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: The Super Bowl banners are displayed before a game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Patriots are arguably the best organization in the NFL when it comes to maximizing a player's talent and New England has done that with its wide receivers position more than anyone in the league.

Bill Belichick and Co. might be looking to do that again.

The Patriots are reportedly considering signing former star NFL wide receiver Eric Decker, who's currently a free agent.

Decker, 31, played the 2017 season with the Titans. He was previously with the Jets from 2014-16 and the Broncos from 2010-13.

He has 439 career catches for 5,816 yards and 53 touchdowns.

ESPN NFL insider Field Yates first reported the news.

"Source: veteran WR Eric Decker worked out for the Patriots on Monday. The team is currently dealing with some injury issues at WR (Kenny Britt, Malcolm Mitchell, Jordan Matthews)," he reports.

The Patriots could certainly use some depth at the wide receivers position with their injuries and Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games of the season. Decker has a lot of experience against the Patriots, too, having played previously for the Jets and the Broncos. It's unclear if the Patriots' interest in Decker is serious or not, but they at least thought he was worthy of a workout. Stay tuned for more updates. The Patriots did make one roster move today, signing a veteran offensive lineman. Field Yates reported that news, too. "The Patriots are signing veteran OL Brian Schwenke, according to a league source. He spent the 2017 season with the Titans," he tweeted.

The Patriots have been in training camp for a couple of days now. The NFL's preseason is set to begin this weekend.