NFL News : Breaking: Titans sign big-name veteran receiver

Breaking: Titans sign big-name veteran receiver

His 52 career TDs will be a welcome help in Nashville

Published on by The Football Feed in NFL News

We knew the Tennessee Titans were bent on finding Marcus Mariota more aerial weapons this offseason, and now they've added another. Per Adam Schefter, the Titans have signed former New York Jets and Denver Broncos receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal.

The Jets released Decker on June 12 after they were unsuccessful in their attempts to trade him. Per ESPN, Decker, 30, underwent hip and shoulder surgeries last fall, but he is healthy and had been practicing before his release by the Jets.

He was limited to three games last season but caught 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2015. He also had two seasons of more than 1,000 yards receiving and double-digit touchdown totals for the Denver Broncos, who selected him in the third round (87th overall) of the 2010 draft.

In seven NFL seasons, he has 385 receptions for 5,253 yards and 52 touchdowns. A multisport athlete in college, Decker played outfield for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He was selected in the 39th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and the 27th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins.

His former teammate in New York, Brandon Marshall, sent out a congratulatory tweet to the Titans and Decker:


Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency