Joining Titans on one-year deal


ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday evening that Decker has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

Decker was released by the New York Jets on June 12 after the team was unsuccessful in its attempts to trade the veteran.

The 30-year-old wide receiver spent three seasons with the Jets before he became another member of New York's veteran purge, which included fellow wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

"Mulling over some of my options, I just felt like this was the right fit, " Decker said. Most notably they signed 2014 National Football League leading rusher running back DeMarco Murray prior to last season. Decker only missed four games in his career before last season, so durability was never an issue with him. His 33 touchdown receptions in the red zone are No. 2 over that same period. In Tennessee, Decker will work with Marcus Mariota. In 2015, he had 80 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 scores for NY.

From 2012 to 2015, Decker averaged 83 pass receptions, 1,085 receiving yards and 10 TDs. This offseason, Decker joins draft picks Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, and Jonnu Smith as new targets for the Titans' franchise quarterback.

In 2016 Andre Johnson signed during the first days of training camp. Rishard Matthews, Harry Douglas, Eric Weems and Tajae Sharpe are also on the roster. During his time with the franchise, Grantham developed an ironman reputation playing 175 out of a possible 182 games.

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. He's a talent, but I also like the way he carries himself.

"And he has a good supporting cast around him, a great offensive line".

The Titans were already expected to take a serious step forward in 2017 due to the maturation of Mariota and the addition of new weapons around him.