Decker Signing a Plus for Mariota, Not Great for Decker
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Over the weekend, the Tennessee Titans signed free agent wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal. Decker, recently released from the Jets, is coming off severe hip and shoulder injuries that caused him to miss all but the first three games of the 2016 season. Even prior to signing Decker, the Titans were among the most active teams in the league at bolstering their receiving corps this offseason. Along with selecting former Western Michigan star Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick in 2017 NFL draft, they also added both a receiving tight end (FIU’s Jonnu Smith) and traded up to select former Western Kentucky speedster Taywan Taylor in the third. All of these improvements come on the heels of a remarkably efficient season for Marcus Mariota. On his way to 26 touchdowns, Mariota rattled off a stretch of eight consecutive games with two or more passing touchdowns in the middle of last season.