Jets wideout Eric Decker recently underwent hip surgery, and the 29-year-old is also awaiting an operation to repair his partially torn rotator cuff. Despite these setbacks, Decker said he wouldn’t miss any games in 2017.
“I’m not worried about missing any time next year,” Decker said on ESPN New York (via Darryl Slater of NJ.com). “I’ll be fine by the start of next year.”
Decker will be on crutches for a few more weeks, and he’ll have his shoulder surgery once he’s recovered from his hip operation. The shoulder should take about eight months to recover, which should line up perfectly with offseason workouts.
“I think they say eight months is kind of the time frame where you’re back to full strength lifting,” Decker said. “But there are a lot of guys that say after six weeks, after eight weeks, they feel pretty good. And then it’s a matter of obviously strengthening the shoulder.”
Let’s check out some more notes from the Gang Green…
- With the trade deadline looming, some assumed the Jets may look to trade some of their veterans. Well, we learned earlier this week that the team won’t be selling any of their “key players.” Still, Connor Hughes of NJ.com highlighted some veterans that the Jets could consider moving. Among Hughes’ sell candidates were cornerback Buster Skrine, defensive end Sheldon Richardson, and linebacker David Harris.
- Meanwhile, Hughes also looked at players that the Jets could look to acquire at the deadline. Among the candidates are Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Packers wideout Davante Adams.
- The Jets will be in a cap bind next offseason, and Darryl Slater of NJ.com discussed some potential cap casualties. Darrelle Revis and his $15.3MM cap number are an obvious candidate, as is offensive lineman Ryan Clady and his $10.5MM cap hit. Slater also suggests Harris, safety Marcus Gilchrist, right tackle Breno Giacomini, and kicker Nick Folk.