The Jets’ roster rebuild did not stop with David Harris on Tuesday. The team informed veteran wide receiver Eric Decker they either will trade him or release him in the coming days, according to ESPN.
Decker’s wife, Jessie James Decker, confirmed the news on Twitter.
Thanks Jets for being so welcoming to us over the past few years! We will miss you guys!!! We had some great memories and loved the fans❤❤❤
— Jessie James Decker (@JessieJDecker) June 6, 2017
The 30-year-old Decker is the latest veteran to get shown the door by the Jets as they completely tear down their roster. His release will save the team $7.25 million. Earlier Tuesday, they cut linebacker David Harris, which saves $6.5 million.
Decker signed a five-year, $36.25 million contract with the Jets in 2014. He caught 163 passes for 2,183 yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons. He played just three games last year before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. He wound up needing surgery on the shoulder and his hip.