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Titans give Marcus Mariota another weapon, sign Eric Decker to one-year deal


The Tennessee Titans are doing everything they can to surround Marcus Mariota with talent this offseason, adding a number of weapons on offense. They continued that trend Sunday night by signing former Jets wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal.

Decker was released by the Jets as part of their youth movement, making him a free agent. His lone visit was with the Titans, as he spent time with coach Mike Mularkey last week at the team’s practice.

He missed just about all of the 2016 season due to hip and shoulder injuries, which he underwent surgery to repair in October. He was limited to just nine catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns last season in three games.

In three seasons with the Jets, he was a highly productive receiver, just as he was with the Broncos before that. In New York, he caught 163 passes for 2,183 yards and 19 touchdowns. Since 2011, he’s found the end zone 51 times, which is the fourth most of any wide receiver in the NFL.

Decker joins a revamped wide receiver corps for the Titans, which now includes rookies Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor, as well as Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe. Delanie Walker at tight end is not to be overlooked, either.

The Titans are gearing up for a run at the playoffs this season after putting together arguably the best offseason of any team in the league. With key additions on both sides of the ball, they very well could be the team to beat in the AFC South.

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