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Eric Decker | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (87) / DEN
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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) should participate in non-contact OTAs.
The comments suggest the Jets don't plan to move on Decker. Decker can run straight ahead but hasn't been fully cleared for cutting. Barring a setback, Decker should be ready for the start of 2017. Mar 3 - 6:20 PM

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ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets "aren't done cutting players" and could move on from Eric Decker.

The Jets have gone scorched earth, pulling the plug on Ryan Clady, Breno Giacomini, Erin Henderson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall and Darrelle Revis. The purge may not be over as Decker, Marcus Gilchrist, Calvin Pryor, Sheldon Richardson and Buster Skrine are all in danger of exiting. Cimini considers David Harris "safe," but that could change if the Jets sign an inside linebacker. After going 5-11, the Jets are gearing up for a full rebuild.
Mar 3 - 1:57 PM

According to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, there's a "good chance" Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) will miss 2017 training camp.

Decker underwent surgeries on both his hip and rotator cuff, and a report last October stated Decker might not be ready for Week 1. Cimini says Decker's status with the Jets is "up in the air because of health reasons." Thursday's release of Brandon Marshall frees up a ton of targets in the Jets' passing game, but it's unclear whether Decker will return to collect them. Releasing Decker would save the bottoming-out Jets another $5.75 million against the cap.
Mar 2 - 10:34 PM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano thinks it's a "good bet" the Jets will ask Eric Decker to take a pay cut.

Coming off major shoulder and hip surgeries, Decker is due a $7.25 million salary and slated to count $8.75 million against the cap. He's not expected to be ready for spring practices. If Decker declines a pay cut, the Jets could end up releasing him and save $5.75 million against the cap. Brandon Marshall seems more likely to be cut, but it's not out of the question both could be gone.
Source: SNY
Feb 24 - 9:31 AM

Eric Decker underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday.

Decker already had hip surgery, but he had to wait until he was off crutches to get his shoulder taken care of. The rehab is expected to take eight months, putting him on track for a mid-summer return.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Eric Decker (hip surgery, shoulder surgery) is not worried about missing time in 2017.

Coach Todd Bowles said Decker making it back in time for 2017 would be "close," but the receiver thinks he will be ready. "I'm not worried about missing any time next year," Decker said. "I'll be fine by the start of next year." Decker is unable to undergo surgery on his shoulder until he is off crutches from his hip operation. Even if he is ready for Week 1, Decker should spend most of next year's camp on the sidelines.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 12:01:00 PM

Eric Decker (hip surgery, shoulder surgery) might not be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

"It'll probably be close," coach Todd Bowles said. Decker can't undergo his shoulder operation until he's off crutches from his hip surgery. The hip procedure comes with a six-month timeline. He obviously won't be on crutches the entire time, but it could be months before he's able to get his shoulder operated on. It's a brutal 1-2 punch for the 29-year-old receiver. Decker is falling down the ranks in Dynasty leagues.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Eric Decker (shoulder surgery, injured reserve) underwent hip surgery on Tuesday.

The hip procedure has delayed Decker's shoulder surgery. He can't have his upper body operated on until he's off crutches. The shoulder operation comes with an eight-month timeline. The hip, six. Decker is looking questionable for training camp next summer. Going on 30, Decker is due $7.25 million in 2017. He remains an above-average receiver, but depending on how far the Jets fall this year, perhaps they'll move on from Decker in the offseason.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Eric Decker said he expects to undergo shoulder surgery in the next "week or two."

It will take him 6-8 months to fully recover. "It's not a fun time," said Decker. "But obviously it's something that needs to be done to continue my career." Decker was hoping he could play through the injury but gave up after his torn labrum showed no improvement after two weeks. The pain was so severe that Decker said it felt like someone was "stabbing" him. Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa will both see more targets in Decker's absence.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Jets placed WR Eric Decker on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff.

Fantasy owners can finally cut bait without a shadow of a doubt. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Decker will likely require season-ending surgery. Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson have been filling in as the Jets' No. 2 and 3 receivers while Brandon Marshall has seen target totals of 10, 11, and 13 in the three games Decker has been hurt. Enunwa needs to be owned in all formats.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Eric Decker (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Steelers.

LG Brian Winters (concussion) has also been ruled out, and LCB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) is doubtful. The Jets will likely be without three starters. Decker fill-in Quincy Enunwa (knee) was added to the injury report Friday and is listed as questionable. Decker remains week to week.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing Friday.

Coach Todd Bowles said Decker would have to practice in some capacity in order to play Sunday. Since he's been a DNP all week, he won't suit up, leaving Quincy Enunwa as the clear-cut No. 2 receiver. LCB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and LG Brian Winters (concussion) also missed practice Friday.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Eric Decker (shoulder) said Friday "will determine if I'm going to play" against the Steelers in Week 5.

Decker stretched with his teammates on Thursday but didn't come close to practicing. We'd still consider him an extreme long shot for Week 5, but Decker isn't ready to count himself out yet. Decker missed last week's game with a partially torn labrum and admitted the injury could affect him all season. Quincy Enunwa would see an expanded role if Decker can't get the green light for Sunday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Assuming Decker sits again, Quincy Enunwa should have the best match-up of the NYJ receivers out of the slot. He's likely to see either William Gay or Sean Davis in the slot, neither of whom have played particularly well this season, and the Steelers are likely to pay far more attention to Brandon Marshall. Enunwa has seen 18 targets over his past two games and is still very cheap across the industry.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing Thursday.

Decker was on the field during stretching, but he did not have a helmet. It is possible he returns to limited work Friday, but he is looking extremely unlikely to play this week. Quincy Enunwa will serve as the No. 2 with Decker out and is a great play against the Steelers.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

He stretched with his teammates, but Decker did little else. He's not expected to play Week 5 against the Steelers, leaving No. 2 duties to Quincy Enunwa.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 01:25:00 PM

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