Jets castaway Eric Decker signs with Titans

The Tennessee Titans signed wide receiver Eric Decker, formerly of the New York Jets, to a one-year contract.

The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Decker visited the Titans on Wednesday, met with coach Mike Mularkey and took a physical.

The move comes six days after the New York Jets officially released Decker to save $7.25 million against the salary cap amid a roster shakeup that has been underway since February.

He was limited to three games last season but caught 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2015. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, the only players to produce as many since 2012 are Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall. Decker finished the season with nine catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Minnesota made an investment Laquon Treadwell after drafting him in the first round past year and his development would have like slowed if the Vikings were able to land Decker.

The team's rookies should all get a chance to contribute right away, too.

Decker joined the Jets as a free agent in 2014 after four seasons in Denver.

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

The other upside to adding Decker is that he should be able to help bring along the Titans' young receiving corps.

The reason the Titans had to diligently check out Decker's health is because he struggled with injuries during the 2016 season.

To all the diehard fans-I wish we would of accomplished more for you but I sincerely appreciate the support through all the ups and downs!

The Tennessee Titans were ahead of schedule on a number of fronts when the spring camps came to an end Thursday.

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