NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After paying a visit to Tennessee Titans minicamp last week, former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker now has a one-year deal in place with the team.
The receiving core, a group headlined by this year’s fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft Corey Davis, is now bolstered by the 30-year-old Decker. The seventh-year veteran eclipsed the 1,000-yards receiving milestone three times in his career in stints with the Denver Broncos and the Jets, most recently in 2015 (1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns). Since being drafted by Denver in 2010, the 6-foot-3, 206-pound Decker has accumulated 385 catches for 5,253 yards and 52 touchdowns.
He was cut by the Jets three years into a long-term deal after he was limited to three games last season due to injury. Decker underwent hip and shoulder surgeries last fall, but is healthy and had been practicing prior to his release by New York, according to ESPN.com
The Titans made the news official on Sunday night.
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“We brought him in, and I talked to him this morning for about 25 minutes,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said of Decker last week. “I got a chance to meet him; I’d never met him. It’s similar to a draft (visit), when you do the top-30 visits, it’s a similar situation. You get a chance to meet them and do a physical. The whole visit was to get to know him, and make sure he is healthy.”
Decker will report to St. Thomas Sports Park when the Titans are scheduled to begin training camp on July 29th.