New York Jets receiver Eric Decker said he was confident he’d play against the New England Patriots Thursday night despite a hamstring injury that has limited him on and off for weeks.
“It’s something that obviously you need to stay on top of, because at any time it can come back, and I guess (you can) aggravate it (again) or (it can) just swell up a little bit,” Decker said. “Obviously I am doing all the right things and working with the training staff to make sure that my strength is good and flexibility, all those things are good.”
It’s good news for the Jets, who have done statistically better with Decker on the field. The Jets will also have wide receiver David Nelson back after he missed the Broncos game following a setback to his ankle injury.
The one likely absence? Wide receiver Greg Salas came into the locker room at the tail end of media availability and was seen with a cast on his wrist.
It's actually not a great matchup for Decker and the passing game on top of all the struggles. The Pats rank 8th in allowing fantasy points to WRs