Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker


The Tennessee Titans agree to terms on a one-year contract with receiver Eric Decker, according to multiple reports. He was released this month by the New York Jets after three seasons with the team.

Hip and shoulder injuries limited Decker to three games a year ago. He had his best season in 2015 when he caught 80 balls for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns. That span also included a total of 41 receiving touchdowns, which is an average of just over 10 touchdowns per year.

In seven National Football League seasons, he has 385 receptions for 5,253 yards and 52 touchdowns.

Receiver Eric Decker, whose recently visit to the Titans was downplayed by the team as routine and similar to pre-draft due diligence, has a deal in place.

The reason the Titans had to diligently check out Decker's health is because he struggled with injuries during the 2016 season.

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The Titans will now hope Decker can return to his voluminous scoring ways.

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And while double-digit touchdowns may not be particularly easy, there is room for Decker to flourish considering the state of the Titans receiving corps even after they added Corey Davis with the fifth pick in April's draft. Decker could be the reliable target that Mariota hasn't always had.

The Titans finished last season at 9-7 and missed the playoffs.

The 30-year-old was part of the Jets' roster purge of aging, expensive veterans. If Decker can bounce back in a big way in 2017, then the Titans just signed a talented receiver without breaking their bank.