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.