Titans Signing WR Eric Decker To One-Year Deal

Posted June 20, 2017

The Tennessee Titans signed wide receiver Eric Decker, formerly of the New York Jets, to a one-year contract.

Last week, the New York Jets continued their offseason housecleaning by cutting inside linebacker David Harris.

The 30-year-old wide receiver has been productive when healthy, though, as he has tallied three 1,000-yard seasons in his career, and had a huge 2015 campaign for the Jets.

For his career, Decker has hauled in 385 receptions for 5253 receiving yards and 52 receiving touchdowns.

"I am excited about Marcus Mariota and the young talent he is", Decker said, via the team's website.

The aptly titled "exotic smashmouth" football turned things around a bit for the Tennessee Titans in 2016, but if Music City's favorite football team wants to compete on a more consistent basis in the modern NFL, the passing game has to take the next step. The team double-dipped at the wide receiver position in the 2017 NFL Draft when they selected Corey Davis at No. 5 overall and then grabbed Taywan Taylor in the third round. His debut season in the Big Apple was solid, racking up 74 receptions for 962 yards and five touchdowns. He's also played for the Denver Broncos when he was drafted into the league in 2010. Decker could be the reliable target that Mariota hasn't always had.

Decker has three 1,000-yard seasons and one that was close to it, playing with quarterbacks ranging from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning to Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Titans begin official training camp July 29.

Decker being the latest and perhaps among the most important.

Following a workout, Mariota was asked about the possible Decker signing but said the deal was not signed so he said he could not make any comment.

"And he has a good supporting cast around him, a great offensive line".

Also returning is Tajae Sharpe who is coming off foot surgery and Tre McBride and Harry Douglas amongst others. But I am happy with the guys we have now and the guys who are working.