Remember, Decker has mostly worked in the slot this year. That is Kerley's area of specialty.
Devin Smith will do some things in this game, but it's his NFL debut. Hard to expect a lot out of him. And I don't think the Jets' coaches really are. In terms of the tight ends, the Jets lost a potentially big asset when Jace Amaro suffered that season-ending shoulder injury. Jeff Cumberland just isn't a great receiving threat.
Todd Bowles mentioned Thursday that he's asked Cumberland and blocking tight end Kellen Davis "to do a lot of blocking thus far." With Brandon Marshall and Decker catching passes, the Jets haven't needed Cumberland in the passing game. That could definitely change this week, but I don't think you'll see a lot of targets for him.
It looks like Kerley will benefit the most if Decker misses the game, and it looks like a good matchup on paper, but the Eagles defense hasn't been horrible the first couple weeks. Still, Kerley would be a bit of a risky play, but perhaps a better choice than Smith who looks like he'll make his debut but won't be a huge factor.
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm
The Jets could turn to Jeremy Kerley and Devin Smith. The 5’9”, 188-pound Kerley has caught 166 balls and 7 TDs throughout the course of his career. While not a big presence, he possess good feet and sticky hands. He could definitely see an increased role on Sunday. Meanwhile Smith has a couple of weeks of practice under his belt and it’s possible the rookie vertical threat could make his pro debut on Sunday.
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:16pm
Jets WR Chris Owusu (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Owusu will miss Week 3. If Eric Decker is also sidelined, then Quincy Enunwa, Jeremy Kerley and/or Devin Smith will have to pick up the slack. Brandon Marshall might see 15 targets.
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:15pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:57am
The Jets’ concussions, as well as the concussion suffered by Robert Griffin III on Thursday, bring back into focus a common concern in the NFL: Players are putting their health at risk in meaningless preseason games. Owners and players alike have shown interest in the possibility of shortening the preseason, but they can’t come to an agreement on how to go about doing that, and whether the regular season should be lengthened to compensate for the lost preseason games.
Jets wide receiver Shaquelle Evans also suffered a back injury, while offensive tackle Ben Ijalana suffered a knee injury and defensive back Dashaun Phillips suffered a rib injury.
Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm
Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. It appears that Harvin now has a good chance to play against the Titans this week. It’s a late game, so it makes for a dicey situation for those owners who want to (or are forced to) wait. Jeremy Kerley is a decent Plan B, though we would look elsewhere, if possible.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14.
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) did not practice Wednesday.
Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:15pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (not injury related, probable) missed practice again Friday and is probable for Week 10.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:28pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.
Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 9.
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