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Eric Decker, Jets agree to 5-year, $36.25m deal

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The New York Jets agreed to terms Wednesday night with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, considered by many the top free agent at his position.

Decker spent all day Wednesday at the Jets’ facility and had dinner with a contingent of team officials, including coach Rex Ryan. He gives quarterback Geno Smith and the offense a sorely needed playmaker and No. 1-type wide receiver.

While the team didn’t release details of he contract, ESPN reported the deal was for five years and worth $36.25 million, with $15 million guaranteed.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 214-pound Decker, who’ll be 27 on Saturday, set career highs last season catching passes from Peyton Manning with 87 catches and 1,288 yards receiving to go along with 11 touchdowns.

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