TitansOnline.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt offers three quick hits from Wednesday’s minicamp at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans just wrapped up their second day of this week’s minicamp at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Here’s a look at three quick hits after today’s practice…
Eric Decker visits
Former Jets receiver Eric Decker paid a free agency visit to the Titans on Wednesday, and watched a portion of practice with general manager Jon Robinson and coach Mike Mularkey.
Decker, 30, spent the past three seasons with Jets before being released earlier this week.
Mularkey called it a “get to know you” visit.
“We brought him in, and I talked to him this morning for about 25 minutes,” Mularkey said of Decker. “I got a chance to meet him; I’d never met him. It’s similar to a draft (visit), when you do the top-30 visits, it’s a similar situation. You get a chance to meet them and do a physical.
“The whole visit was to get to know him, and make sure he is healthy.”
Decker was limited to three games last season. He was placed on injured reserve on October 12 before undergoing hip and shoulder surgeries. Decker returned to the team’s offseason program, however, as a full participant.
Decker spent his first four seasons with the Denver Broncos before joining the Jets in 2014. Decker led the Jets with 74 receptions for 962 yards and five touchdowns in 2014. In 2015, Decker had 80 receptions for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns.
A third-round pick of the Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft, Decker has 385 career receptions for 5,253 receiving yards and 52 touchdowns in seven seasons. He has three 1,000-yard receiving seasons in his career, including a 1,288-yard season in 2013.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota was asked about Decker after practice.
“For me, you can’t really comment on those things because he is not a part of our team,” Mariota said. “So until he is, and by all means I wish him the best. But I am happy with the guys we have now and the guys who are working. We’ll see where that goes.”
Running back Derrick Henryis getting even more work in this week’s minicamp with DeMarco Murray sidelined with a hand injury.
Henry showed off his hands in Wednesday’s practice.
He caught deep passes on back-to-back plays during one period, and while he let a catchable pass go off his hands in another period, Mularkey said he’s been impressive catching the football.
“Derrick Henry caught the ball well last year,” Mularkey said of Henry, who finished his rookie year with 13 catches for 137 yards. “That’s the beauty of our backs, we have guys who can come out of the backfield and be a threat. He is catching the ball well.”
Safety Johnathan Cyprien did not practice on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury on Tuesday.
“He’s going to be fine,” Mularkey said of Cyprien, who was in locker room after practice.
Murray watched practice again on Wednesday, but did not participate after having hand procedure on his right ring finger last week. Murray said on Wednesday he’ll be ready for camp.
Defensive lineman Karl Klug (Achilles), quarterback Matt Cassell (thumb), linebacker Kevin Dodd (foot), and receiver Tajae Sharpe (foot) did not practice on Wednesday.