According to Adam Schefter, Jets WR Eric Decker has been medically cleared from offseason hip and shoulder surgeries.
Adam Schefter reports that the Jets have told WR Eric Decker that they plan to release him this week if they cannot find a trade partner.
The Jets have already moved on from a number of notable veterans this offseason, so it would not be a big surprise to see them move on from Decker, who missed time last season with hip and shoulder injuries.
Back in March, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that it would not be surprising to see the Jets release Decker if/when he’s able to pass a physical this offseason.
Decker, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Broncos back in 2010. He spent four years in Denver before signing a five-year, $36.25 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed with the Jets as a free agent back in 2014.
Decker stands to make base salaries of $7.25 million and $7.5 million over the remaining two years of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing or trading Decker would free up $5.75 million of available cap space while creating $3 million in dead money.
In 2016, Decker was limited to appearing in just three games and catching nine passes for 194 yards receiving and two touchdowns before he was placed on season-ending injured reserve with both hip and shoulder injuries.
We’ll have more regarding Decker’s future with the Jets as the news is available.