Jets give up on trade, will release Eric Decker

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The Jets couldn’t find anyone to take Eric Decker’s $7.25 million salary. So they’ll cut him loose.

Decker will be released, the Jets announced. That comes after the Jets tried to trade Decker but couldn’t find any teams willing to take on his contract unless the Jets would pay some of his salary. The Jets didn’t want to eat as much of Decker’s salary as teams were asking, so that ended trade discussions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 30-year-old Decker played in just three games before a shoulder injury ended his season last year, catching nine passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He’s expected to be healthy and ready to go this season.

Now the only question is where he’ll play next. After four years with the Broncos and three with the Jets, he’s free to try to find a new team. Unfortunately for him, he’ll have to settle for less than $7.25 million this season.

39 responses to “Jets give up on trade, will release Eric Decker

  1. LOL!

    The Jets have the dumbest front office in the history of sports.

    Who would trade for him when they know they will release him?

    His contract is far too large to trade for.

    My god are they dumb.

  2. I bet the Bears bring him on a 1-year deal. They are accumulating as many old/injured borderline starters as they can at WR and hoping enough of them stay healthy through camp to make the 53.

  3. I have never seen such a horrible organization try so hard to reinvent what the turd in the punch bowl looks like. Pretty clear what their intentions are with the first pick in 2018. So much for the integrity of the game.

  4. Bills should give him a look. Maybe wait and see who else shakes loose first as teams cut down.

  5. Much like with Maclin, if his injuries combined with his cap number are enough of a drawback to his talent to have him released, it’s justifiable.

    But if they’re wrong, they’ll regret it.

  6. badrapp says:
    Jun 12, 2017 5:13 PM
    I have never seen such a horrible organization try so hard to reinvent what the turd in the punch bowl looks like. Pretty clear what their intentions are with the first pick in 2018. So much for the integrity of the game.
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    Nothing new there, the Jets are just being more obvious about it. The Browns may or may not have done it last season but there is no doubt the Colts have already done it twice.

  7. He will make a decent #2 or #3 receiver for some team. He was vastly overrated after playing with Manning and I’m sure teams have realized that. I could see him reuniting with John Fox in Chicago.

  8. Bills will not sign him. They already have an immensely overpaid TE with a knee that’s been bad since college. Besides, Whaley has left the building.

  9. @ phillycheez says:

    “Jet’s seem to be giving up on a lot of things lately. Feel sorry for their fans who have to endure their ineptitude.”

    This from a fan of a franchise who let smoothie king Chip Kelly dismantle the team for 3 seasons. Let’s not forget the Jets fans actually have a SB win to their legacy – and your Eagles have exactly how many SB wins in their legacy?

    This is priceless. Thanks for a good laugh, bro.

  10. He’d be a good fit for the Cardinals. Keep Fitz in the slot and have Decker and J.Brown line up outside. Considering Brown can stay healthy this year. I could see him going to the Redskins as well. He’ll get picked up pretty quickly.

  11. “He will make a decent #2 or #3 receiver for some team. He was vastly overrated after playing with Manning and I’m sure teams have realized that.”

    2015 stats playing with Ryan Fitz, who is not Peyton Manning:

    80 catches, 1,027 yards, 12 TD.

    Not sure the overrated label applies.

  12. If I’m Eric I’m ok with the release. Already made plenty of money and have more time to spend at home with his smoking hot wife.

  13. At least the Jets are obvious, my Bears just suck at drafting no matter where they draft.

  14. I really don’t get why they announced we will try to trade him, but if we can’t we will release him. Talk about undermining his trade value. Why would anyone trade for him when you can pick him up at whatever salary you decide? It’s like Phil Jax saying he wants to get rid of ‘Melo who has a no trade. Undermining his trade value.

  15. Gary Vaynerchuk needs to buy the Jets and fix em!
    He won’t settle for mediocrity! I hope my Vikes bring Decker home to Minnesota!
    Be great for Bradford!

  16. joetorontoo says:
    Jun 12, 2017 5:11 PM

    Let’s Go Buffalo!
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    Maybe Toronto would be interested. Oh, wait; they don’t have a team and never will.

    Maybe he could be their first acquisition and they can hope they land a franchise and build around him…

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 12, 2017 5:07 PM
    LOL!

    The Jets have the dumbest front office in the history of sports.

    Who would trade for him when they know they will release him?

    His contract is far too large to trade for.

    My god are they dumb.

    The Red Sox traded the greatest baseball player of all time to their division rival for cash.

  18. Just because he was released doesn’t mean he would go to your team. That’s why you trade for him if you want him. Not that difficult to understand.

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    That’s assuming there is a lot of interest in him, which apparently there is not….Still you don’t ANNOUNCE that you will release him if you can’t trade him first, you try to trade him, THEN announce you are releasing him.

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