Decker (shoulder) will be given time to rehab before the Jets evaluate his future, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports. The Jets have already parted ways with some of their top performers from recent years, releasing CB Darrelle Revis and C Nick Mangold, in addition to trading WR Brandon Marshall to the Giants. While this looks to be as close to a full rebuild as one ever sees in the NFL, it shouldn't be assumed the team will release Decker, who carries reasonable cap hits of $8.75 million (2017) and $9 million (2018) for the final two seasons of his contract. He also just celebrated his 30th birthday this past week, whereas Marshall, Mangold and Revis will all be at least 32 before Week 1. Decker is expected to participate in the non-contact portions of OTAs, and while he isn't a lock to be ready for training camp, the team hopes he'll be available Week 1. It is still possible he'll be released after he passes a physical, which he presumably won't be able to do for another few months.
Decker (shoulder) is anticipated to be able to participate in non-contact portions of OTAs and should be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to Jets general manager Mike MacFarlane. Decker featured in merely three games this past season before landing on injured reserve in October and undergoing surgery on both his hip and shoulder. While Maccagnan said Decker is now able to run straight ahead, evidencing progress from his hip surgery, the wideout is expected to be limited to non-contact work in OTAs. From there, the veteran will hope to be fully cleared ahead of the regular season, when he currently projects to be New York's top receiver.
Decker could miss training camp as he continues to recover from the hip and shoulder surgeries he underwent last year, ESPN.com reports. However, the New York Daily News speculates that Decker could be cut if/when he passes his physical. The Jets let Brandon Marshall go as part of a purge of big-money contracts, opening up roughly $45 million in cap space. Decker played in just three games last season before succumbing to the injuries, though if he can get back to 100 percent, he would be a solid in New York or wherever else he lands.
Decker (hip) underwent surgery on his torn rotator cuff Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports. Decker's shoulder injury ended his season after just three games in which he gathered in nine of 21 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Prior to alleviating that concern, though, he had a procedure on his hip. Facing eight months of recovery, any setback could impact his availability at the outset of training camp in 2017. Once healthy, the Jets' uncertainty under center may have further negative ramifications as he enters his age-30 season.
Decker (shoulder) had hip surgery Tuesday, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports. Decker was already ruled out for the season due to a torn rotator cuff that needs surgery. He apparently also needed surgery on his hip, and he won't have the shoulder procedure until he no longer needs crutches, according to Vacchiano. Considering the hip procedure comes with a six-month recovery timetable and the shoulder procedure with an eight-month timetable, Decker may be in some danger of missing the beginning of the 2017 season.
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