FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Thereis no denying that last weekthe Jets missed the presence of wide receiverEric Decker and running back Chris Ivory in a home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But both impact players could be back this week, a welcome boost to a bland and predictable offense last week.
The prognosis is best on Ivory, the hard-charging running back who had a groin injury that kept him out of the Eagles game, even though he was surprisingly activated for the game. Ivory was full in Thursday’s practice and should be good to go for Sunday’s game in London against the Miami Dolphins.
Decker was limited as he continues to recover from his Week 2 knee injury.
“I’ll be encouraged if he does more tomorrow,” head coach ToddBowlessaid on Thursday.
Without Decker in the lineup, wide receiver Brandon Marshall faced double and triple teams. If he can return from injurypresence should help open things up down the field for a Jets passing attack that struggled a week ago.
On Thursday, Bowles ruled out right guard Willie Colon and tight end Jeff Cumberland from Sunday’s game with injuries.