Patriots WR Chris Hogan not concerned with Eric Decker’s training camp struggles
Eric Decker reportedly has been struggling during the New England Patriots’ practices, which isn’t good news for his chances of making the team’s final cut. Having said that, fellow Patriots wideout Chris Hogan is not at all worried about Decker, whom he believes will start to get it together soon
Decker has been dropping catches numerous times in practice. On Monday, he let three balls slip through his hands, adding more trouble to his rough start with the Patriots.
Speaking in front of reporters following Monday’s practice at Gillette Stadium, including Darren Hartwell of NESN, Hogan expressed his belief that once Decker adjusts more to the Patriots’ offensive schemes and his new environment, it’s only going to be a matter of time before the 31-year-old wideout starts showing the value New England expected of him when the team signed him to a one-year deal worth $1.9 million early this month.
“I think for a guy like him, once he starts to learn the offense a little bit — obviously he’s had a lot of success over his career, so he knows how to run routes, he knows how to get open, he knows how to catch the ball,” Hogan said of Decker.
Before his signing with the Pats, Eric Decker played 16 games last season with the Tennessee Titans and recorded 563 receiving yards and only a touchdown on 54 receptions. He made his New England debut last Thursday in a preseason game against the Washington Redskins, though, he was not targeted during the six total offensive snaps he played in.