New York Jets Gang Green Report, 6/19/17: Larry Grantham Passes Away, Eric Decker Signs With Titans
Nov 22, 1970; Boston, MA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Boston Patriots quarterback Joe Kapp (11) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Larry Grantham (60) at Harvard Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports

“Super Bowl 3” champion, the great Larry Grantham has passed away. Plus, former New York Jets’ Eric Decker signs with the Tennessee Titans.

The great Larry Grantham has passed away at the age of 78, the New York Jets announced late Sunday night.

To this day, Grantham, a member of the Jets Super Bowl III champions, remains the greatest linebacker in the team’s history.

He was also a member of the original 1960 team named the New York Titans. Drafted as a second-round pick in ’60, Grantham played his entire 13-year NFL/AFL career with the organization.

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“I had 13 wonderful years in New York, even with the Titans,” said Grantham on the occasion of his, and his No. 60 jersey, entering the franchise’s Ring of Honor six years ago.

“Sometimes we didn’t get paid, but we had great times, and Sammy Baugh was one of the greatest coaches I ever played for. They’re all outstanding memories for me. People have been awful good to me in New York.”

In other news, former Jets wide receiver Eric Decker has officially found a new home. On Sunday, he signed on with the Tennessee Titans for one year.

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