Decker -- a Nashville resident -- should feel right at home with the Titans. Let go by the Jets earlier this week, the 30-year-old wideout only played in three games last season due to a combination of hip and shoulder surgeries but is now healthy and presents ascending QB Marcus Mariota with yet another weapon to work with in 2017. He'll be forced to fight for targets with Rishard Matthews, Corey Davis and Delanie Walker, among others, but Decker should still get his no matter what and could possibly ascend to the top of the totem pole before long.
Decker visited the Titans on Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com reports.
Released by the Jets on Monday, the 30-year-old wideout shouldn't have much trouble finding a new team, as he had at least 962 receiving yards each season from 2012 to 2015, with 41 touchdowns over that stretch. Hip and shoulder injuries limited him to three games last season and ultimately required surgery, but he recovered quicker than expected and was cleared for team drills at OTAs before the Jets released him. The Titans have a solid group of wideouts after drafting Corey Davis (No. 5 overall) and Taywan Taylor (third round) to join Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe (foot) and Harry Douglas, but it wouldn't be difficult to find a key role for Decker, who has ample experience playing both outside and from the slot. He'd provide a clear upgrade over Sharpe and Douglas, which would allow the team to bring Taylor along slowly. Decker could find a team that would put him in a better position to see heavy volume, but he owns a home in Nashville and likely is attracted to the idea of playing with ascending young QB Marcus Mariota.
Decker was released Monday by the Jets, Eric Allen of NewYorkJets.com reports.
After the Jets failed to find a trade partner willing to take on Decker's contract, the team opted to release the veteran as it continues forth with a rebuild. The 30-year-old is sure to generate plenty of interest on a more affordable, short-term deal, so look for Decker to begin visiting teams in the next week or so as he aims to find a home before training camp begins. During his three-year stint with the Jets, Decker recorded 163 receptions for 2,183 yards and 19 touchdowns in 33 games, but missed most of the 2016 campaign due to a shoulder injury. Decker's release leaves Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson as the top two wideouts on the Jets' depth chart.
Decker (shoulder) is considered healthy now that he's been cleared of his offseason surgeries, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Decker is reportedly on his way out in New York, and his healthy should help him catch on with another team easily if he's released by the Jets. The veteran receiver is months ahead of schedule, as he wasn't expected to be fully recovered until the beginning of training camp. Though Decker missed 13 games due to injury in 2016, he's a quality wideout when healthy, and he could be a valuable fantasy option wherever he plays in 2017.
The team has informed Decker that it will either trade or release him at some point this week. The news comes on the heels of the team releasing veteran linebacker David Harris on Tuesday morning, as the Jets are clearly entering into rebuilding mode this season. Decker is rehabbing shoulder and hip injuries, which forced him to miss 13 games last season, but is expected to be ready by training camp, wherever that may be. If he can make a healthy return, Decker represents a valuable fantasy commodity, especially if he winds up in an established offense.
|P1||8/12/17||@ NYJ||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|11||11/16/17||@ PIT||8:25 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
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|2015||New York Jets||15||13||80||1027||12.8||35||12||16||0||60|
|2016||New York Jets||3||3||9||194||21.6||35||2||5||0||9|
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