Ravens, Jets Discuss Eric Decker Trade

The Jets say they’ll trade or release Eric Decker before the week is through. With that in mind, they’re reaching out to clubs to try and get something for the veteran and the Ravens are among those teams, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Eric Decker (vertical)

[RELATED: Jets To Trade Or Release Decker]

The Ravens’ level of interest in acquiring Decker via trade is not immediately clear. From a football perspective, Decker would make plenty of sense for the Ravens after they lost Steve Smith to retirement and did not select a wide receiver in this year’s draft. However, the Ravens might not want to take on the two years remaining on his five-year, $36.25MM contract. In theory, the Ravens could wait things out and try to land Decker as a free agent if he is released.

Decker, 30, had 154 catches, 1,989 yards, and 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Jets. Unfortunately, he missed the majority of 2016 due to injury. Now that he’s healthy, Decker is looking to get back to his old form with another team.

The Ravens project to have Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman, Chris Moore, and Michael Campanaro as their top receivers in the fall.

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13 comments on “Ravens, Jets Discuss Eric Decker Trade

  1. jacobsigel1025

    The Ravens should definitely pounce on this. Their receiving corps is weak and Pitta might be gone yet again so help is needed.

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    • bsteady7

      If they actually are aiming to compete…. they must send a 5th round pick for Decker and a 7th Rd

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      • planetsabc

        See though, the jets have no leverage, because they already said they’d release him. The ravens simply have to outbid the other teams

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  2. bleacherbum
    bleacherbum

    Decker would be a nice fit with the 49ers or Redskins IMO

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    • bleacherbum
      bleacherbum

      He and Terrelle Pryor on the outside, Jordan reed in the middle and Crowder in the slot, it would be a nice replacement for Garçon

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  3. haydenjones099

    Go get him Ravens. We’re really lacking talent at the receiver position.

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  4. Himmy1

    He would be a nice fit for Washington. The injuries are questionable and most likely you can get him much cheaper on the open market but then that opens up competition amongst a bunch of teams for his service. Jets are in major rebuild so they’ll take any pick.

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  5. Chris

    I don’t understand why teams so themselves the disservice of saying they will release a player. While a team is better off trading so they can assure themselves they get their desired player, it’s financially better for them to just let them be cut.
    Having said that, the Jets are doing themselves no favors with the way they’ve been handling players. They have been in rebuild mode all offseason but just now letting key vets go when the market has dwindled

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    • bravesfan88
      bravesfan88

      Correct, I completely agree with the last statement you made about the Jets just now letting key veterans go so late in the process…

      It isn’t like they didn’t know they were going to go towards a full-on rebuild a month or two ago. So, why would they wait so late?? It send a really bad message to their players, and it even will male other players take notice…

      When other veterans see a team mistreating its own loyal veterans, it gives that team a bad reputation among the fellowship of players and veterans. The Jets are doing themselves no favors by their actions of late.

      It solely looks like they are basically screwing over their former vets by releasing them after most teams have already addressed their roster needs and filled their spots…

      Are the Jets purposely screwing over their veterans?? Of course not, I’m sure, but then again to some perception is reality.

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  6. Armaday

    They are “Sucking for Sam!”
    0-16 looking realistic right now.
    They should have gotten themselves a draft pick or two for Decker…

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  7. Armaday

    They actually are being fair to the Veterans.
    Letting them sign where they want instead of trading them is not so bad!

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