Data Scout Notes: 1stC/HMM/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/1st C/M
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Wide receiver Eric Decker: He should have gone much higher in the draft, but a season-ending foot injury set him back. If he gets healthy -- and he said he hopes to be fully ready by training camp -- the Broncos might have got a steal in the third round.
A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/78 -- Eric Decker, WR, 6-3, 217, Minnesota, Decker is big, smart, can make plays and has fantastic hands. Once he recovers from a foot injury, he could be a good player for the Broncos. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Eric Decker News
06/19/17 - WR Eric Decker officially signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans on Monday, calling the union with the team a "perfect storm." Decker, 30, has owned a home in the Nashville area since 2012 with his wife, country music star Jesse James Decker. The former New York Jets and Denver Broncos receiver agreed to terms with the Titans on Sunday night.
06/18/17 - WR Eric Decker reached agreement with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year deal, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. Decker lives in Nashville in the offseason with his wife, country music star Jesse James Decker. Decker was released by the New York Jets on Monday, and two days later he visited with Titans officials. He played only three games last season before going on injured reserve in October, recording only nine receptions in 2016. Decker has undergone surgery on both his hip and his shoulder in the past nine months.
06/12/17 - WR Eric Decker was released after the Jets were unable to facilitate a trade involving the 30-year-old wide receiver. Decker had two years and $14.75 million remaining on his five-year, $36.3 million contract, none of it guaranteed. His remaining cap charges will be spread over two years, $1.5 million in 2017 and $1.5 million in 2018. General manager Mike Maccagnan indicated last week that Decker no longer fit their plans.
05/30/17 - WR Eric Decker wasn't at practice Tuesday. Bowles deployed his usual answer when asked about Decker's absence, noting, once again, that the practices are voluntary and players don't have to explain themselves if they are not present. Decker is recovering from hip and shoulder surgeries, but his absence is at least somewhat noteworthy considering he
was present and wearing a red non-contact jersey last week. He said earlier this month he expects to be ready for training camp, though Decker is still a candidate to be cut
by the rebuilding Jets.
If Decker remains, he'll be the number one receiver by
default for a team that has only two wideouts (Quinton
Patton and Quincy Enunwa) with more than two years of NFL
--The Jets' hopes of finding a reliable kick and punt
returner took a hit when rookie free agent Brisly Estime was
waived with the injured designation last Thursday after
suffering a torn Achilles tendon.
Estime had already impressed Jets special teams coach
Brant Boyer, who lauded his speed and ability to "stretch-
and-cut" while running. A Jets player has not returned a
kickoff or punt for a touchdown in the last four seasons.
Their top incumbent at returner, Jalin Marshall, will serve
a four-game suspension at the beginning of the season for a
violation of the NFL's PED policies.
11/15/16 - WR Eric Decker underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday, over a month removed from the Jets placing him on injured reserve. Decker, who saw his season end on Oct. 12, elected to have hip surgery later in the month. Decker's wife broke the news of the latest surgery over social media on Tuesday, sharing a picture of her husband in hospital clothing. An eight-month recovery for a torn rotator cuff is expected for Decker, who would be sidelined through the team's offseason workouts.