New York Jets receiver Eric Decker is dealing with a partially torn rotator cuff that is “worrisome enough that the team considered putting him on IR,” per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Decker will not play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, and the organization is calling the injury a week-to-week deal.
Though not exactly a volume receiver, Decker is a big-play threat. He has caught nine passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns this year. Though the way things are going, one wonders if he’ll get the opportunity to add to those totals.
Last season playing opposite Brandon Marshall, he hauled in 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 scores. Clearly, Decker will be missed if he has to remain out for an extended period of time.
That said, his absence will give New York the opportunity to see what it has from other receivers, such as Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa, who has already been productive as the team’s third receiver this year.