Report | Eric Decker and Titans agree to one-year deal

03 January 2016: New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) runs after the catch during a NFL game between the NY Jets and Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. (Photo by Kellen Micah/Icon Sportswire)
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Wide receiver Eric Decker and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday reportedly agreed to a one-year deal, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

The 30-year-old wide receiver, who signed a five-year, $36.25 million deal with the Jets in 2014, saw his tenure come to an end when he was part of a roster purge. After being informed he’d either be traded or released, his ties with the club came to an end on June 12.

Decker posted a pair of 900-plus-yard seasons during his time in New York, but was limited to just three games a season ago due to hip and shoulder setbacks.

Decker came up with the Broncos, who selected him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has three 1,000-yard campaigns under his belt, the first two alongside Peyton Manning in Denver and the third in 2015 with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Jets effectively moved Decker from the outside to the slot, and he responded by hauling in 12 touchdown passes in 2015.

He wasn’t the only veteran player to be shooed out of the Jets organization. Former teammate and fellow wide receiver Brandon Marshall waved goodbye in the offseason, though he’ll be playing in the same stadium in 2017 with the Giants.

The arrival of Decker will be another weapon for Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota to work with. In addition to bolstering the backfield during the 2016 offseason, the Titans recently drafted a tandem of mid-major wide receivers in Corey Davis (Western Michigan) and Taywan Taylor (Western Kentucky) to complement the likes of Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe.

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