Eric Decker is reportedly going to to be traded or released. Nothing has changed on that front. He is still on the New York Jets roster at this time, and the Jets are reportedly in talks with the Baltimore Ravens and other teams about trading the receiver.
Per sources, Jets have had trade talks with the Ravens and others on Eric Decker. Decker remains on the Jets roster, per the league wire.
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The Ravens are certainly hunting for a receiver who can produce at a high level at an amenable cost. They just hosted free agent Jeremy Maclin, who left Baltimore without a contract and may choose between the Buffalo Bills and Ravens.
Decker is coming off hip surgery but has been medically cleared. He’s set to make $7.25 million in base salary in the fourth-year of a five-year contract.
Adding Decker makes sense from a production standpoint. The Ravens have some talent at receiver — Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman, etc. — but nobody that is very reliable in the clutch on third downs when it’s time to move the sticks.
Before last season’s frustrating injury, Decker was having a phenomenal tenure in New York. He caught 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback. Joe Flacco would love to have that kind of weapon available to him.
It’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the coming days as things play out, both for Decker and Maclin.