Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Ex-Jets receiver Eric Decker signing with Titans

Ex-Jets receiver Eric Decker signing with Titans

Injuries derailed Decker's 2016 season, limiting him to nine catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns in three games.

The Jets effectively moved Decker from the outside to the slot, and he responded by hauling in 12 touchdown passes 2015. He has 33 touchdowns in the red zone since 2012, second in the National Football League only to Brandon Marshall (35) in that span. After all, Decker grew up a short drive away from U.S. Bank Stadium and played college football at the University of Minnesota.

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

"We brought him in, and I talked to him this morning for about 25 minutes", Mularkey said on Wednesday, according to Decker only missed four games in his career before last season, so durability was never an issue with him.

They got to know each other pretty damn quickly. In his each of his final two seasons he totaled more than 80 receptions, 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Titans clearly liked what they saw, and heard.

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The Titans appear to be gearing up for a big run next season under emerging quarterback Marcus Mariota.

"For me, you can't really comment on those things because he is not a part of our team", Mariota said.

The Titans were the first team the veteran receiver visited after being released by the Jets, who dumped many of their high-priced veterans.

Tennessee drafted former Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

With Tennessee signing Decker, the future of veteran Harry Douglas comes into question with training camp and roster cuts approaching.

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