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Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker

Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker

The Tennessee Titans and wide receiver Eric Decker agreed to terms on a one-year contract Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Decker was released by the New York Jets on June 12 after the team was unsuccessful in its attempts to trade the veteran. He established career high marks as a senior last season, finishing with 30 catches for 434 yards and three touchdowns.

Prior to Decker's arrival, Davis, Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe and Harry Douglas represented the top four receivers on Tennessee's depth chart. General manager Jon Robinson continues to find help for quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was enjoying a big year before breaking his leg in late December. Decker was part of a roster purge the Jets executed this offseason. He had the shoulder surgically repaired and had hip surgery last fall, but he looked fully healed during Jets OTA practices.

Decker is coming off an injury-plagued season in 2016. The Titans' young group includes two receivers that were taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. In his each of his final two seasons he totaled more than 80 receptions, 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. Matthews led the team in receiving past year but was inconsistent.

Decker, 30, will join his third team in his seven-year National Football League career. A third-round pick by Denver in 2010, Decker joined the Jets in March 2014, when he signed a five-year, $36.25 million contract. Tennessee finished 9-7 last season and are looking to head to the playoffs behind Mariota.

Fantasy Impact After visiting with the team last week during minicamp, Decker signed with the Titans Sunday, nearly as expected. Delanie Walker at tight end is not to be overlooked, either. He also has 12 games with 100-yards or more receiving. The Titans begin official training camp July 29.

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