June 22, 2017
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Recently released New York Jets receiver Eric Decker visited with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. USA TODAY Sports/ Ed Mulholland

Eric Decker Visits Tennessee Titans

Former New York Jets and Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker visited with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, the team announced.

Decker, who was officially released by the Jets on Monday, met with Titans head coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson and watched a portion of the team’s mandatory minicamp practice.

“We brought him in, and I talked to him this morning for about 25 minutes,” Mularkey said, via Tennessee’s team website. “I got a chance to meet him; I’d never met him. It’s similar to a draft (visit), when you do the top-30 visits, it’s a similar situation. You get a chance to meet them and do a physical.

“The whole visit was to get to know him, and make sure he is healthy.”

Decker, 30, only played in three games last season before being placed on injured reserve. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound receiver underwent hip and shoulder surgeries but was a full participant at the Jets’ offseason workout program prior to his release.

Through seven seasons, Decker has amassed 385 receptions, 5,253 receiving yards, and 52 touchdowns. The former third-round pick out of Minnesota has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards and ten touchdowns three times during his career, including the 2015 season with Gang Green.

Tennessee’s front office has done a great job of surrounding franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota with talent through his first two seasons, and selected two impact receivers in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Titans took Western Michigan’s standout receiver Corey Davis with the No. 5 overall pick, and selected wide receiver Taywan Taylor in the third-round. Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews is also coming off a breakout year in his first season with the franchise, but that doesn’t mean Tennessee couldn’t use Decker’s talents in 2017.

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