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Decker To Feel At Home With Titans

Titans Receiving Help From Decker

Welcome to the Tennessee Titans, Eric Decker. The veteran wide receiver visited the team last week, presumably for a physical to make sure he was healthy and gauge interest by both parties.  According to several sources, Decker has signed a one-year deal as a result.

Multiple surgeries followed being placed on injury reserve, which limited Decker to just three games last season. He did, however, return to and participate in the team’s off-season program.

Decker entered the pros as a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, where he spent his first four seasons. After spending three seasons with the New York Jets, Decker was released into free agency at age 30.

With 385 receptions, 5,253 receiving yards and 52 touchdowns in his seven seasons, Decker (6-3, 214) should provide to be another reliable target for quarterback Marcus Mariota and veteran leadership to the Titans wide receiving corp. Three 1,000-yard receiving yard seasons, including a career-high 1,288-yard season in 2013, means defensive coordinators will need to devote time and effort to slowing down one more aspect of the Titans offense.

Decker will join a group of receivers including, veteran Rishard Matthews and the Titans’ most recent draft choices, Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, Tajae Sharpe, Harry Douglas and Tre McBride. Matthews led the team in receptions and yardage last season. Davis was taken as the fifth overall pick of the draft and Taylor was selected in the third round.

Decker and his wife, Jessie James, who is a country artist, already have a home in Nashville.

 

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