|Date of Birth:||03/15/1987|
|Drafted:||2010 | Round 3 | Pick 87|
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Eric Decker has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Decker, who was trying to earn a roster spot in New England this summer, made the announcement on Instagram. He said in part: “I love football and always will. It will continue to be a part of my life.” Decker played eight seasons with the Broncos, Jets, and Titans, compiling 439 receptions for 5,816 yards and 53 touchdowns, including three seasons with 1,000+ yards and double-digit scores. He should have plenty of success in his post-playing career, and we wish him luck.
The Patriots are expected to sign wide receiver Eric Decker, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter says it's a one-year deal for the veteran receiver. This comes a day after the team released wide receiver Jordan Matthews because of a severe hamstring injury, and Decker will join a crowded receiving group that includes Julian Edelman (suspended four games), Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt, and Cordarrelle Patterson. The former Bronco, Jet, and Titan is coming off a 563-yard season with the Titans, but he had a 1,027-yard, 12-touchdown season just a few seasons ago in 2015 with the Jets. Decker is likely to compete for a solid role with New England, but there's no guarantee he makes the final roster. The Pats receiving corps remains one of the situations to watch the closest this summer.
Eric Decker plays well in Titans' playoff loss.
Marcus Mariota and the Titans leaned on their veteran receiver in the playoff matchup with New England, and Decker caught six passes for 85 yards (both team highs). Decker was a solid target for Mariota throughout the night, though he did have one drop on a perfect throw over the middle (though there was an illegal contact penalty on the play before the top of the route). Decker is set to be a free agent this offseason, and it's probably up in the air whether he'll return to the Titans. With his wife being a country singer, they might prefer to remain in Nashville.
Eric Decker catches game-winner in Wild Card victory for the Titans.
The veteran receiver had a rough start earlier in the game, dropping a perfect strike from Marcus Mariota on a would-be first down. But Decker more than made up for it late in the game, catching a 22-yard touchdown on a post route late in the fourth quarter, giving the Titans the lead for good over the Chiefs to advance to the Divisional Round. Overall, Decker had two receptions for 21 yards and the touchdown, and he'll look to make big plays next week as the Titans attempt to advance to the AFC Championship.
Eric Decker catches three passes against the Jags.
Decker gained 18 yards on his three receptions, but he surprisingly struggled at times and had three drops in the game. The veteran receiver had a 54/563/1 line this season, and he has the ability to make some big plays for Tennessee in the postseason.
Eric Decker gets team-high ten targets against the Rams.
Decker worked as a reliable target for Marcus Mariota throughout the Christmas Eve loss, catching six passes for 73 yards. One drive in particular Decker was a key yardage-gainer, and he also nearly had a touchdown where he outstretched for the goal line but couldn't get in. Decker is a risky fantasy option for Week 17 against the Jags.
Eric Decker caught five passes for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to San Francisco.
Decker made some key catches for the Titans, but a late field goal by the Niners gave them a 25-23 win. The veteran receiver will look to contribute on Christmas Eve against the Rams in a game that would be huge for Tennessee. He's nothing more than a decent FLEX option.
Eric Decker leads the Titans in Week 14 receiving.
Decker was targeted five times against the Cardinals, catching three passes for 56 yards with a long of 29 yards. The veteran receiver is a great guy for the Titans to have in the receiving group, but he’s difficult to trust in fantasy lineups at the moment.
Eric Decker gets six targets in Week 13.
Decker's six targets were a team-high, but he had only 27 yards on three receptions versus Houston. He's a key contributor to a team that should be playoff bound, but Decker's role isn't big enough to be a highly-reccomended fantasy option.
Eric Decker catches three passes against the Colts.
Decker gained 23 yards on his three receptions, including a long of 17 yards. The veteran receiver is a reliable guy for Marcus Mariota and the Titans, but his role isn't big enough to be a recommended fantasy option.
Eric Decker catches all three targets against the Steelers.
Decker was a good and reliable target early in the game for the Titans, gaining 37 yards on his three receptions (including a couple of first downs and a long reception of 24 yards on a corner route); but the team stopped going to him after the early success. Decker's role isn't big enough to be a reliable fantasy option at the moment.
Eric Decker catches two passes against the Bengals.
Decker gained 19 yards on his two receptions, but he had a near-touchdown on a throw to the end zone by Marcus Mariota, but he was held on the play. With rookie receiver Corey Davis fully healthy, Decker's snaps have decreased. He's still a very good player and will make plays for the Titans, but he's not a recommended fantasy option while he's behind a few guys for targets.
Eric Decker scores first touchdown as a Titan in Week 9.
Decker caught three of four targets for 21 yards and a touchdown versus the Ravens, with the score coming on an 11-yard crossing route where Marcus Mariota scrambled right and threw back left to an open Decker in the end zone. Through eight games, Decker is on pace for 52 receptions, 494 yards, and two touchdowns. Many expected a bigger role and more touchdown for Decker with the Titans, but he has the potential to up that pace down the stretch.
Eric Decker held without a catch in Week 7 win.
Decker committed two drops, both late in the game, but the Titans were able to hold on in overtime to get a 12-9 win. After coming to life in last week's win over the Colts, Decker had his worst game of the season against Cleveland. He should be better down the stretch, but you can drop him if you need roster space while the Titans are on a bye week.
Eric Decker leads the Titans in receiving against Indy.
Decker had his best game of the season, working as a great target for an immobile Marcus Mariota throughout the night and grabbing seven of nine targets for 88 yards. The veteran receiver did a great job on crossing routes and routes toward the sideline, and Mariota kept finding him for key receptions. He has a good matchup against Cleveland next week and is in the FLEX conversation.
Eric Decker catches both targets in Week 4.
Decker gained 13 yards on his two receptions, as the Titans couldn't get much going against the Texans. He wasn't expected to have a monster season, but Decker is only on pace for 48 receptions for 416 yards and no touchdowns so far. He should pick it up moving forward, but he's not yet a reliable fantasy option.
Eric Decker catches four of five targets against the Seahawks.
The veteran receiver had 49 yards on his four receptions, and he also drew a pass interference call on Richard Sherman, which Sherman very much complained about and arguably should've been ejected for how much he was saying to the official. Decker is in the FLEX conversation in Week 4 against Houston.
Eric Decker caught three passes for 32 yards in Sunday's win over the Jags.
The Titans used a conservative approach against the stingy Jacksonville corners, riding Derrick Henry and the defense to a 37-16 victory. Decker gets another tough matchup with the Seahawks next week, but he might be the team's top fantasy option as he avoids Richard Sherman in the slot. Being at home will help, too.
Eric Decker doesn't do much in Week 1.
Decker was targeted eight times by Marcus Mariota, but they couldn't get a connection going. He had three receptions for ten yards against the Raiders. Decker appeared to maybe be interfered with on one play, but it didn't draw a penalty, and he looked to have slipped on another target. He should have a better game against the Jaguars this Thursday, but he might be behind Rishard Matthews, Corey Davis, and Delanie Walker for targets. It's probably best to keep him out of your lineup for now, but he's definitely worth a roster spot.
Eric Decker is back at practice for the Titans.
He's missed the last two preseason games with an ankle injury, but he returned today to get in some work. Decker is right on track to play in the season opener, and he'll likely be in the starting lineup (if the Titans list their top three receivers as starters). Decker is currently going just inside the top 100 in fantasy drafts, which is fair value for him.
Eric Decker did not play in the Titans' preseason game earlier today.
Decker is still not 100% recovered from his ankle injury, so the Titans held him out of this game. It's possible we see Decker out there for the final preseason game on Thursday, but probably not. It'd be a major surprise if Decker wasn't out there on September 10 against the Raiders. Despite missing time, he's being drafted as a top-100 guy in most fantasy drafts.
Eric Decker didn't play in the Titans' second preseason game.
Decker twisted his ankle in practice on Wednesday and didn't practice, but it's not a huge deal. Decker will be fine well in advance of Week 1 and he might play in the team's third preseason game next week.
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said Eric Decker will start out in the slot.
Mularkey said the veteran receiver can play multiple positions, but will mainly play the slot to start. Richard Matthews is locked into one outside spot, and fifth-overall pick Corey Davis seems likely to start in the other. Decker should be an excellent target for Marcus Mariota while working in the slot, but he might not get the amount of snaps necessary to be a top fantasy option at the position. He's definitely worth drafting as someone that's been very productive throughout his career.
Eric Decker is signing with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.
Decker and his family probably can't be more happy with this outcome after getting released from the Jets. Decker's wife, Jessie James Decker, is a famous country singer that will benefit from being in Nashville during the season. This signing could lead to numerous off the field opportunities for the family. On the field, Decker will probably step in as a starter opposite fifth overall pick Corey Davis. Decker has consistently produced throughout his career, and he could end up being Marcus Mariota's number one receiver. We'll have to see how the former Bronco and Jet acclimates to his new team, but for now he can be considered a solid FLEX option.
Free agent receiver Eric Decker took a physical with the Titans, head coach Mike Mularkey said.
The team is probably checking out Decker's shoulder after he had season-ending shoulder surgery on it last year. If the shoulder OK (which it reportedly is), Decker could be signing with the Titans any minute now.
Free agent receiver Eric Decker is meeting with the Titans, according to Kenneth Nixon.
Nixon is probably a friend of Decker or Jessie James (Decker's wife). This was confirmed by Adam Schefter. The Titans upgraded the receiving corps in the draft when they added Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick and Taywan Taylor in the third round, but they're apparently still looking to upgrade the supporting cast for young quarterback Marcus Mariota. Tennessee likely appeals to Decker and his family because his wife, Jessie James Decker, is a country singer and Nashville is the number one destination for country music. Things could come together quickly if the meeting goes well.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti implies the Ravens won't be signing Eric Decker.
On a conference call with Ravens season ticket holders, Bisciotti said that he doesn't think they have room for "starter at wide receiver now." After the signing of Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore might have the best trio in the NFL with him, Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman, and they also have depth with Michael Campanaro and Chris Moore. Obviously Decker will be playing for a team this season, as he's a highly productive receiver, but interest from teams hasn't been made public yet. The Eagles—who inquired about Jeremy Maclin as he remained unsigned over the weekend—could get in if the price is lower for Decker. The Browns and Niners—who both have a ton of cap space—are also teams to keep an eye on.
The Broncos don't have any interest in former Jets receiver Eric Decker.
Head coach Vance Joseph says the team is happy where they're at for receivers. This isn't a surprise, as Denver has Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are the top two receivers, and they have a lot of depth behind them including Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer, Jordan Taylor, and rookie speedster Carlos Henderson. It's unclear which teams are interested in Decker, but someone will definitely want him.
The Jets are releasing receiver Eric Decker, according to Adam Schefter.
It looks like Baltimore was the most interested party in Decker, as this news comes a little after Jeremy Maclin signed with the Ravens. Schefter says some teams were trying to get the Jets to take on some of Decker's salary, but that obviously didn't work out. Now, Decker will get to choose his own team. There should be a ton of interest in the three-time 1,000-yard receiver, with the Bills—who wanted Maclin—as one of the most likely teams. The Eagles are another team to keep an eye on.
Adam Schefter reports the Ravens are still "in running" for Jets receiver Eric Decker.
Baltimore just signed Maclin, but apparently they still want to bolster their receiving corps. Right now, the group includes Maclin, Mike Wallace, and Breshad Perriman. Maclin was a huge addition, Wallace was a very reliable target last season for the team, and Perriman by all accounts has been lighting up OTAs. They already have one of the best receiver trios in the NFL, but we'll see if they add another talented player like Decker to the mix. Decker should have his situation sorted out soon, now that Maclin has signed.
According to Albert Breer, the Jets are discussing an Eric Decker trade with the Ravens and others.
The fact that Decker hasn't been released yet probably means there are real trade discussions occurring. Free agent receiver Jeremy Maclin, who visited the Bills and Ravens, could be a domino that needs to fall before anything happens with Decker.
Adam Schefter reports the Jets don't plan on releasing Eric Decker today.
Schefter says the Jets are "still hoping" to be able to get something for Decker in a trade. Multiple teams would obviously like to have Decker, but the Jets don't have much leverage in a trade. Unless a team really doesn't want to risk another team being able to sign him before them when Decker becomes free, the Jets probably won't find a trade partner. It can be safely assumed that Decker would rather get outright released to be able to sign wherever he wants.
Adam Schefter reports that Eric Decker is medically cleared from his shoulder and hip injuries.
This is great news, as Decker has been wearing a non-contact jersey throughout OTAs so far. Decker is openly on the trade block, but he might just end up getting released by the Jets. Decker's shoulder and hip probably won't affect other team's interest in him if he's fully healthy, as Schefter reports.
The Jets are parting ways with receiver Eric Decker, according to Adam Schefter.
This isn't too much of a surprise, as the Jets released veteran linebacker David Harris today and apparently are looking to play their young guys more. Still, Decker is a very productive receiver, with three seasons with over 1,000 yards in his career. Quincy Enunwa will now step up as the Jets' number one receiver. Schefter says the Jets will either trade or release Decker this week. A release seems likely, probably coming tomorrow, but Decker might need to get his shoulder OK'd (he has been practicing with a non-contact jersey) before a team signs him.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he's "not sure" if the team has asked Eric Decker to take a pay cut.
He's also not sure if Decker's roster spot is in jeopardy. Bowles could just not want to answer the media's questions. Decker has been wearing a non-contact jersey throughout OTAs, and it's unclear when he will be cleared fully. The Jets just released veteran linebacker David Harris, so it's not out of the question for them to part ways with Decker.
Eric Decker is participating in Jets' OTAs.
Decker's season was cut short last season due to shoulder and hip injuries, but he looks good for OTAs. He's in a red non-contact jersey to make sure no one unnecessarily bumps him. A video in the link below shows that he doesn't appear to be limited and is showing good burst. Decker could get a lot of targets for the Jets this season.
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan: we expect Eric Decker (shoulder) to "be ready to start the season."
Decker had shoulder and hip surgeries that put him on Injured Reserve last season. There was a report that the Jets may be cutting Decker, but Maccagnan made it sound like Decker will be with the Jets next season. He could be a steal in the middle-late rounds of fantasy drafts as the Jets' number one receiver next season.