Tennessee Titans Sign Wide Receiver Eric Decker

On Sunday, the Tennessee Titans signed veteran wide receiver Eric Decker to a one year contract. During his NFL career, Decker has played for the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos.

Decker, who is 6-foot-3 and 214 pounds, gives Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota another proven wideout in a receiving corps full of potential.

Decker, who is 30, spent the last three seasons in New York with the Jets prior to being released. On Wednesday of last week, he visited the Titans as a free agent and watched part of a practice with head coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson.

In 2010, Decker was drafted in the third round by Denver. During his career, Decker has amassed 385 receptions for 5,242 yards with 52 touchdowns during seven NFL seasons.

The wide receiver has three seasons with 1,000 yards receiving or more, including 1,288 yards during 2013. He also has 12 games with 100-yards or more receiving.

Decker played the first four years with Denver prior to signing with the Jets. In his first season with the Jets, Decker led the team in receptions with 74 and in yards receiving with 962. He also had a team leading 5 touchdown receptions in 2014.

During 2015, Decker caught 80 passes for 1,026 yards with 12 touchdowns.

However, last season, Decker played in just three games before being put on injured reserve in October prior to having both shoulder and hip surgeries.

Since 2012, the 43 receiving touchdowns by Decker rank him No. 5 in the NFL while his 4,534 yards receiving is No. 18 in football. His 33 touchdown receptions in the red zone are No. 2 over that same period.

From 2012 to 2015, Decker averaged 83 pass receptions, 1,085 receiving yards and 10 TDs.

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.

Decker joins a corps of receivers that includes Rishard Matthews the leader last season in both receptions as well as receiving yards. Corey Davis was drafted as the No. 5 pick overall and Taywan Taylor was taken by Tennessee in the third round.

Also returning is Tajae Sharpe who is coming off foot surgery and Tre McBride and Harry Douglas amongst others. Decker owns a home in Nashville. The Titans begin official training camp July 29.