Eric Decker isn't known as a deep receiver. Never has been. Sure-handed? Absolutely. Superb route runner? Definitely. Technically sound? 100 percent. But for all the things Decker is, he's not regarded as a player that can stretch the field.
The Jets, this season, are hoping to change that perception.
"You'll see more of that this year," Jets receivers coach Karl Dorrell said Wednesday. "Eric will surprise a lot of people."
"Eric can get deep," Dorrell said. "He can sneak by you and do those things."
Decker runs a 4.60 40-yard dash and isn't known as a speedster, but with his 6'3" frame he can compete for long passes downfield. He's the 24th WR off the board after finishing the season as the #10 WR. Now that Ryan Fitzpatrick is back, not much will change for the Jets and Decker was the most consistent fantasy receiver last season, posting 80-plus yards and/or a touchdown in each of his 15 games played. He's a great value in the 4th round.
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Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. No worries here. Decker had six catches for 94 yards on 12 targets in his earlier meeting with the Patriots.
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm
Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm
Decker sustained a left knee injury after catching a pass for a first down on third-ad-10 and appearing to fumble late in the first quarter. He was ruled down after a replay review, and after briefly going to the locker room, Decker re-entered the game on the Jets' next offensive series in the second quarter.
Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm
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Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Decker played through the knee injury last week and should do so again in a nice matchup against the Giants.
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm
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