Cut recently by the Jets (who originally were known as the Titans) three years in to a long-term deal, Decker drew surprisingly limited interest, visiting only the Titans before agreeing to terms. In October, Decker underwent hip surgery and soon after had shoulder surgery as well. Decker returned to the team’s offseason program, however, as a full participant.
Decker is coming off an injury-plagued season in 2016.
The Titans announced the deal Sunday night.
It is not too surprising that Decker will playing for the Titans this season since he and his wife already own a home in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Titans appear to be gearing up for a big run next season under emerging quarterback Marcus Mariota.
The Jets effectively moved Decker from the outside to the slot, and he responded by hauling in 12 touchdown passes 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. “I got a chance to meet him; I’d never met him”. He can line up along the offensive line to deliver bone-crushing blocks, and he is an explosive receiving threat.
Prior to Decker’s arrival, Davis, Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe and Harry Douglas represented the top four receivers on Tennessee’s depth chart. After all, Decker grew up a short drive away from U.S. Bank Stadium and played college football at the University of Minnesota.
The 30-year-old was part of the Jets’ roster purge of aging, expensive veterans.
There is no tax hit on his contract if he signs with the Tennessee Titans.