Maurice Jones-Drew, Eric Decker have New York Jets links


Free agent receiver Eric Decker was spotted Tuesday night at Newark Airport. Earlier Wednesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News confirmed that Decker would, in fact, be meeting with the Jets.

Decker had 87 receptions for 1,288 yards last years and has compiled over 1,000 yards in two straight seasons.

Free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is also on the Jets’ radar. Jones-Drew is likely out of a starting job in Jacksonville after the Jaguars signed Toby Gerhart. Supposedly, Rex Ryan is dead set on going back to the ground n’ pound, and that means acquiring one more running back. The past-his-prime Jones-Drew may be the guy to add to the already quality Bilal Powell-Chris Ivory tandem.

The former Jaguar has won a rushing title before, but has fallen off a cliff ever since. In two years since leading the league with 1,606 rushing yards, Jones-Drew has failed to hit the 1,000-yard marker and has been hampered by injuries.

He failed to play in 11 games in 2012, and in a healthier 2013, he ran for 803 yards on just 3.4 yards per carry. This would feel somewhat like the LaDanian Tomlinson signing before the 2010 season, a waning running back coming to New York with the Jets trying to get one last squeeze before he’s completely out of the league.

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  • Keith

    Yeah the Jets know enough about older RB’s their experiment with LT worked out after the Jets got bashed in the Media for cutting their starter the year before and replacing him with LT. MJD still has gas in the tank but when there is no weapon but him out there on offense he isn’t going to manage much. The Jets have a better O-line a better QB who can also take off and run with it and Signed Decker the best FA WR resigned Cumberland at TE and should be able to snag either the best TE or a great WR in the draft at 18 to start opposite Decker and Kerly is a great Slot WR. I think he gets back on track if comes to NY they will split the carries at first until he proves he can still be an every down back.