Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 6 days ago4 Comments
Decker signed a one-year contract with the Titans on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 1 week ago
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.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 2 weeks ago3 Comments
Decker was released by the Jets on Monday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
After the Jets failed to find a trade partner that would take on Decker's contract, the team was forced to release the veteran as they continue to move into rebuilding mode. The 30-year-old now has the opportunity to sign anywhere he wants, so look for more updates on team visits to come over the next week or so. During his three-year stint with the Jets, Decker recorded 163 receptions for 2,183 yards and 19 touchdowns in 33 games, missing most of last season due to a shoulder injury. Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson are now the top two wideouts on the Jets' depth chart.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 3 weeks ago9 Comments
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.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 3 weeks ago
The Jets will part ways with Decker (shoulder) sometime this week, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
The team has informed Decker that they 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 team is 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 on an established offense.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 1 month ago
Decker (shoulder) is participating in team drills during OTAs on Tuesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.
Decker's early participation in contact situations is a good sign for his eventual training camp availability, especially after having already claimed to be on track. The departure of veteran Brandon Marshall has Decker in line for a No. 1 receiver role if he remains healthy, while Quincy Enunwa, rookie ArDarius Stewart, and Robby Anderson figure to battle for targets as well. Decker's involvement will continue to be monitored heading into July's training camp.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 2 months ago
Decker (shoulder) said he will be ready for the start of training camp in July, Newsday's Bob Glauber reports.
Coming off a 2016 season that was essentially wiped out by hip and shoulder injuries which both required surgery, Decker is taking part in the Jets' voluntary offseason workouts in anticipation of being a full go for the start of training camp. There's been speculation the team could trade or release him once he's able to pass a physical, as the Jets already kicked off the rebuilding process this offseason by parting ways with Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold. It won't be surprising if the veteran wideout is ultimately retained, as all three of the aforementioned players will be 32 or older by Week 1, while Decker just recently turned 30 and carries reasonable cap hits of $8.75 million (2017) and $9 million (2018) for the final two seasons of his contract. The Jets are expected to have an open competition at quarterback between Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 3 months ago
Decker (shoulder) will be given time to rehab before the Jets evaluate his future, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
The Jets have already parted ways with some of their top performers from recent years, releasing CB Darrelle Revis and C Nick Mangold, in addition to trading WR Brandon Marshall to the Giants. While this looks to be as close to a full rebuild as one ever sees in the NFL, it shouldn't be assumed the team will release Decker, who carries reasonable cap hits of $8.75 million (2017) and $9 million (2018) for the final two seasons of his contract. He also just celebrated his 30th birthday this past week, whereas Marshall, Mangold and Revis will all be at least 32 before Week 1. Decker is expected to participate in the non-contact portions of OTAs, and while he isn't a lock to be ready for training camp, the team hopes he'll be available Week 1. It is still possible he'll be released after he passes a physical, which he presumably won't be able to do for another few months.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 4 months ago
Decker (shoulder) is anticipated to be able to participate in non-contact portions of OTAs and should be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan.
Decker featured in merely three games this past season before landing on injured reserve in October. After his campaign was ruled over, Decker underwent surgery on both his hip and shoulder, leaving him to recover from two procedures this offseason. While Maccagnan says Decker is now able to run straight ahead, evidencing progress from his hip surgery, the wideout is expected to be limited to non-contact work in OTAs. From there, the veteran will hope to be fully cleared ahead of the regular season, when he currently projects to be New York's top receiver.
Eric Decker WR TEN (8) 4 months ago
Decker could miss training camp as he continues to recover from hip and shoulder surgeries he underwent last year, ESPN.com reports. However, the New York Daily News speculates that Decker could be cut if/when he passes his physical.
The Jets let Brandon Marshall go as part of a purge of big-money contracts, opening up roughly $45 million in cap space. Decker played in just three games last season before succumbing to the injuries, though if he can get back to 100 percent, he would be a solid asset to the Jets, or whichever franchise picks him up if New York lets him go.