IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
3 weeks ago

Decker (hip) underwent surgery on his torn rotator cuff Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago2 Comments

Decker (shoulder) had hip surgery Tuesday, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

The Jets placed Decker (shoulder) on injured reserve Wednesday, and he is expected to undergo season-ending surgery.

EDGE Analysis

Landing on injured reserve is not the automatic season-ender it used to be, but Decker will require a several months to recover from the procedure to repair his torn rotator cuff, and will not be able to recover in time to take the field again in 2016. With Decker out, Brandon Marshall figures to continue getting plenty of targets on a weekly basis, and Quincy Enunwa will continue starting opposite Marshall for the foreseeable future.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

The Jets are planning to place Decker (shoulder) on injured reserve, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Neither team nor player has commented on the report, but Decker's injured shoulder has not shown the desired progress, and the team apparently expects him to be out a while longer, so it seems they will place him on injured reserve in order to open up a roster spot for a healthier player. If Decker does land on injured reserve, Quincy Enunwa's hold on the starting receiver spot opposite Brandon Marshall would grow stronger.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

Decker (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Decker didn't practice all week, so it's not surprising that he'll be sidelined by his shoulder injury for a second straight game. However, with Quincy Enunwa (knee) listed as questionable and Jalin Marshall (shoulder) considered doubtful, the Jets' receiving corps is pretty banged-up at the moment. Enunwa would figure to be the chief beneficiary of Decker's absence, but if his availability is impacted by his sore knee, preseason standout Robby Anderson could be thrust into a larger role.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

Decker (shoulder) did not take part in Friday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Decker was unable to get on the field at all this week, meaning he will almost certainly be ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers. The Jets will provide Decker's official Week 5 injury designation at some point Friday afternoon.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

Decker (shoulder) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

With reference to Decker, coach Todd Bowles indicated Thursday that the Jets will "play it week-by-week." While that statement neither rules Decker out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, nor suggests that he'll be a go, what the wideout is able to do at practice Friday -- if anything -- will be telling with regard to his chances of playing in Week 5.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

Decker (shoulder) was spotted without a helmet at the beginning of Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Things appear to be progressing in the right direction with Decker's shoulder, and it appears he was able to take part in stretches with his teammates, but his lack of a helmet indicates he will sit out for the second day in a row.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

Decker (partially torn rotator cuff) is "progressing every day," per coach Todd Bowles.

EDGE Analysis

That said, the status of Decker (who did not practice Wednesday) for Sunday's game against the Steelers has yet to be determined, with the wideout seemingly trending toward an official questionable designation on Friday's final Week 5 injury report.

IREric Decker
WR NYJ (11)
2 months ago

Decker (torn rotator cuff) said Tuesday that he's feeling "better this week than last week," according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. However, Decker's Week 5 availability remains in question.

EDGE Analysis

In the end, Decker is "week-to-week" as a result of a torn rotator cuff, which forced his first absence of the season Sunday and fifth of his seven-plus years as a professional. He admitted the potential for surgery to alleviate the issue in the offseason, but for now he appears to be aiming for a return at some point during the Jets' last 12 games. On Sunday against the Seahawks, fellow wideout Brandon Marshall (12 targets) received his typical amount of attention, but the remaining looks broke down thusly: Bilal Powell (nine), Quincy Enunwa (seven), Robbie Anderson (six), Charone Peake (three), and Matt Forte (three).