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No homecoming: Eric Decker reportedly reaches one-year agreement with Titans

Eric Decker won’t be returning to Minnesota.

The former Gophers wide receiver reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Decker was released by the New York Jets on June 12 after the team was unsuccessful in its attempts to trade the veteran. Decker, 30, played in only three games last season and underwent surgeries on his hip and shoulder last fall.

He was taking part in the Jets’ offseason program but the team decided to part ways with him as it enters into what appears to be a rebuild. Decker had 80 receptions for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2015 with New York. A third-round pick by Denver in 2010, Decker joined the Jets in March 2014, when he signed a five-year, $36.25 million contract.

Decker seemed like a logical fit for the Vikings given the fact the team is looking to improve its offense and has attempted to get more weapons for quarterback Sam Bradford.

Decker’s chances of landing in Minnesota appeared to increase on Friday when it was learned that new Vikings receiver Michael Floyd was scheduled for a show-cause hearing on June 26 in Scottsdale, Ariz., after court records showed he violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking.

Floyd, who was arrested for drunken driving last year while playing for the Arizona Cardinals, said in a statement he had consumed several bottles of kombucha tea and was unaware that the drinks contained alcohol.

Floyd already is facing a suspension from the NFL because of his drunken driving arrest. The Vikings signed Floyd to a one-year, $1.41 million deal in May after he was released by the Cardinals following his arrest in December and finished the season with the New England Patriots.

The Vikings have been looking for a third receiver behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. The team is hoping Floyd can fill that spot, but Laquon Treadwell, coming off a disappointing rookie season, also figures to get a chance. Minnesota also drafted two wide receivers in Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley.

  • Jeeves

    His wife is a country singer. They own a home in Nashville. MN was not in their plans. Time to move on to the next slightly plausible story.

    • Brandon Erickson

      Decker is also a possession receiver. Not like we have a shortage of them. Between Treadwell, Theilen and Wright, Minnesota already is heavy with that style receiver. They need a speed-blazer ala Cordarrelle Patterson or like the likely soon to departed, Michael Floyd.

      Unfortunately, I think it’s safe to say our options are limited there… maybe Anquon Boldin? Would be more of the same as a possession receiver. After him it drops off real deep.

  • Andre Esters

    Guess Zulgad used all his pessimistic snark in the title for this one, not much to write about here… bummer for the sports grinch… waiting on the edge of my seat for the next gruesome Judd piece. He’s likely gonna shred the Vikes over some minuscule detail and circle back around to Floyd and Decker being missed chances for an offense that is “desperate” for something.

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  • Gordon Guffey

    When team start making their final cuts more WR’s will be on the market ~ There will be other vets as teams try to save cap space ~ ((( IF ))) the Vikings feel they need to add someone else ~

  • Gordon Guffey

    Seems Bradford likes what he is seeing from the young TE this year in the blocking and getting open and the defensive players are raving about how his blocking has improved which is going to be really important with a 3 headed running attack ~ Morgan credits his improvements to new TE coach Clancy Barone ~ With 2 new speed TE’s on the roster hopefully if what everyone seems to be saying so far including Zimmer maybe Clancy Barone will be able to help them in the same way ~ Then I’m aure how much playing time Floyd or Decker would see the field ~ I mean its not like either of them was going to be one of the starters in a 2 WR set ~ I know some of you guys at ESPN love to dream about the “”” what ifs “”” but really guys get a grip ~

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