However, this preseason Decker said he has been practicing "a lot on the inside," and indications are his catches in the slot could go up in 2015.
"I like the versatility," Decker said. "You're not always on the outside, running the same routes. Inside, it's a different game. There are a lot of zone coverages, finding the holes. Against man coverage, you've got more space to work. It's a different mentality as far as the releases, spacing and leverage. Conceptually, it's just different, but it's an advantage. You are interchangeable, depending on what the defense does."
Broncos wide receiver
Decker spent a few days in Arizona this week with Thomas filming a commercial.
“I’ve been pushing for the entire year now,” Decker said in a telephone interview with The New York Post. “It was just another opportunity to talk to him about it. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. I think it would be tough for Denver to let him go. So whether they franchise-tag him here in the next month or give him a long-term deal, he’s just one of those premier players in this league.
"If he happens to make it to free agency, I would love to sign him because playing alongside him for four years and especially the last two years made it a lot of fun and made it a lot easier. He’s just one of the great players in this league.”
Thomas recorded a career-best 1,619 receiving yards in 2014. It was his third straight season of 1,000-plus receiving yards. He also had at least 10 touchdowns for a third straight season.
Decker shredded the Dolphins’ secondary for 221 receiving yards on 10 receptions and 11 targets. It was only the sixth 200-yard receiving game in Jets’ history. Decker scored on a 74-yard touchdown pass from Geno Smith in the third quarter.
He finished the season with 74 receptions for 962 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Decker took a step back with just two receptions for 21 yards on four targets. He has 64 receptions for 741 yards and four touchdowns this season. Kerley led the team in receiving with three catches on six targets for 54 yards in a 17-16 defeat. He has 37 receptions for 376 yards and a touchdown this season.
The Jets will end their 2014 campaign in Miami.
For the first time as a player for the Jets, wide receiver
Decker was targeted a team-high 11 times and hauled in seven receptions for 100 yards during a 16-11 win against the Titans Week 15.
The seven receptions were most Decker has caught since catching nine passes Nov. 2 against the Chiefs which is also the last time Decker reached the end zone.
In Week 16, the
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