Raiders To Meet With Eric Decker

On Tuesday morning, there were rumblings online of Eric Decker meeting with the Saints. It turns out that Decker is meeting with a team today, but not that one. He’ll be meeting with the Raiders, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic (on Twitter). 

The meeting with the Raiders marks his first visit of free agency. In Oakland, Decker could become the No. 3 wide receiver on a depth chart that already includes Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson.

Decker was a late surprise cut by the Jets last year, leading him to sign a one-year deal with the Titans. He fell a little flat in Tennessee, recording 54 catches for just 563 yards and one touchdown. Decker also missed most of 2016 due to injury, so the 31-year-old is now two years removed from being a high-end wide receiver.

In 2015, Decker’s last complete season, he hauled in 80 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Jets. He also had 1,000+ yard seasons in 2012 and 2013 with the Broncos and nearly hit that mark in his first Jets season in 2014.

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    • assumptions

      They’re still productive players and have the capability to outperform the majority of others in the position.

      • Casey

        I don’t necessarily disagree with those assumptions, but time will tell. Jordy and Decker were both pretty unproductive last season.

  1. doug 1971

    Look as a raider fan I like what he doing there better off signing guy like Decker And Jody Nelson there leader so don’t going say this team going to be oldest team in the Chucky back and it time we take over the AFC

  2. df08988

    Isn’t the first team that comes to mind after reading the sentence “two years removed from being a high priced wide receiver” mean that the Patriots will be calling him? They’ve watched Decker play against them twice a year for most of his career. Especially with same soma gone, wouldn’t Decker be a cheap replacement?

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