Eric Decker scores second-half TD in preseason debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/22/14) Jets wide receiver Eric Decker made his preseason debut Friday night against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Decker made broke free and made a 27-yard reception in the first quarter, however, he was unable to hang on to a pass in the end zone just a few plays later. He played into the third quarter with the backups and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick. He was targeted five times and finished with three catches for 34 yards and a touchdown, averaging 11.3 yards er grab.
Eric Decker returns in a big way
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/18/14) Jets receiver Eric Decker, who missed several days with a quad injury, made a splash in his return to practice Monday, catching a 50-yard touchdown pass from Geno Smith, reports ESPN.com. Decker beat corner Ellis Lankster on a deep post.
Decker was not a full participant, "but it certainly was encouraging to see him at full speed," the report said.
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/11/14) Jets receiver Eric Decker, who missed the past two practices with a quad injury, is doing positional drills Monday, reports the New York Post. Decker caught two passes for 12 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts.
Decker was able to play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, hauling in two passes for 12 yards. The extent of the injury is not yet known, nor when it occurred, but there is no indicated it is expected to be a serious issue moving forward.
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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.