Eric Decker still a non-participant in practice Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (9/18/14) A hamstring ailment had Jets wide receiver Eric Decker sidelined from practice again Thursday. He arrived in uniform, but did not participate, according to ESPN.
His status remains up in the air for the Monday night game against Chicago. The team still has practices scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Head coach optimistic about Eric Decker
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/17/14) Jets wide receiver Eric Decker expects to play Week 3 against the Bears.
Decker sat out of practice Wednesday, and didn't want to put a timetable on the injury. Head coach Rex Ryan, on the other hand, expressed optimism that both Decker and corner Dee Milliner would play. "We’re confident that they will be ready. We know that they are going to work to get out there. I’m confident, we’ll see how it goes during the week, but I should say I guess I’m hopeful that they will play."
Decker is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Eric Decker stretches, but doesn't practice Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/17/14) Jets wide receiver Eric Decker, who left Sunday's game against the Packers due to a hamstring injury, was on the field Wednesday stretching with the team. However, he was not dressed for practice.
The Jets are preparing to host the Bears Week 3.
Eric Decker dealing with aggravation of hamstring issue from camp
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is set to undergo a battery of tests Monday to determine the exact extent of the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 2 against the Packers Sunday.
Decker was forced leave the game in the fourth quarter as a result of the injury, an aggravation of the issue that limited him during training camp. According to ESPN.com, the injury is a more severe version of the one he dealt with at camp, though more about his status moving forward will be known later on Monday.
Eric Decker unable to return with hamstring injury
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Packers due to a hamstring injury and was unable to return.
He dealt with a hamstring injury throughout the game, ultimately getting checked out by the training staff in the third quarter and was eventually unable to return.
Decker had a nice over-the-shoulder catch for a 29-yard TD in the first quarter. He finished the game with four catches for 63 yards and the one touchdown.
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Eric Decker left the Broncos for the Jets this offseason, and he gets a significant quarterback downgrade going from Peyton Manning to either Geno Smith or Michael Vick. For the past two seasons playing with Manning, Decker has averaged 86 catches, 1,176 yards and 12 touchdowns. But if you look at Decker in 2011 when he was catching passes from Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow, he had 44 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. You'd take the touchdown total, but that's likely a stretch since the Jets' leading receiver in touchdowns last year was Jeremy Kerley with three and the receiving corps as a whole combined for 13 touchdowns. Decker will obviously make the Jets better, but his Fantasy value takes a hit. He's a No. 3 Fantasy receiver coming into the season, and he should be drafted around Round 6 or 7 at the earliest in most leagues.