Another Offensive Weapon With Eric Decker Signing
The Tennessee Titans have signed free-agent wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year contract.
Multiple media outlets have reported the signing and Pro Football Spot was able to confirm the signing via a team source.
Decker, who will enter his eighth NFL season in 2017 spent the last three seasons with the New York Jets. He played in just three games in 2016 because of injury. In his first seven seasons, Decker has produced three one-thousand plus yard seasons, including the 2015 season with the Jets.
Decker visited the Titans on Wednesday and watched the team during their OTA practice while spending time with general manager Jon Robinson.
Head coach Mike Mularkey spoke about Decker’s visit following the practice.
“We invited him to come out (to the practice field),” Mularkey said. “I wanted him to watch what we do, our practices. He’s been in OTAs and I just wanted to let him have a taste of what we do. He lives here locally, so he had time to come out and watch.”
Decker also underwent a team physical by the Titans medical staff during the visit, and Sunday’s signing signals that doctors gave him a clean bill of health.
Receiver Room Just Got More Crowded
Sunday’s signing now makes the wide receiver position one of the most interesting on the roster heading into training camp.
Rookie draft picks Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor are locks, as is Rishard Matthews.
Tajae Sharpe, last seasons fifth round selection also seem like a lock, though his pending legal issues could come into play depending on what happens as the matter moves through the court system.
Decker now joins fellow veteran Harry Douglas in a battle for a roster spot, along with Tre McBride III and free agents signee Eric Weems, though Weems was signed as a return specialist more so than a receiver.
Rookie cornerback Adoree’ Jackson is a dynamic return man and could take over that position and force Weems off the roster
The Titans will carry no more than a maximum of six, and more likely five receivers into the season.