Jets notebook: Decker doesn’t practice but Smith and Smith return – Metro US

Jets notebook: Decker doesn’t practice but Smith and Smith return

Jets notebook: Decker doesn’t practice but Smith and Smith return
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Eric Decker didn’t practice on Wednesday as a knee injury suffered on Monday night can potentially sideline the wide receiver for this weekend.

After an eight-catch, 97-yard performance that included a touchdown, the New York Jets are now left to wait and see if Decker’s knee injury makes any progress in time for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Todd Bowles said it was “possible’ that his wide receiver could play but having missed one day of practice already this week, it looks suspect that Decker can see the field as things stand right now.

“He didn’t practice today, obviously, he sat out,” Bowles said. “We’ll see how he feels going forward this week.”

–> Decker is not the only wide receiver with a knee injury as Chris Owusu can potentially miss a couple weeks with an injury suffered in Monday night’s win.
“He’s going to get a knee scope that’s going to keep him out a week or two. He’s definitely going to be out Sunday,” Bowles said.

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–> But there is good news on the wide receiver front as Bowles said that Devin Smith “was full speed” on Thursday as his ribs injury continues to heal. The team’s second round pick, Smith didn’t play all preseason after he suffered the injury in training camp.

–> More good news on the battered Jets front as Geno Smith and his broken jaw were a full go on Wednesday for the first time since his August locker room altercation with former teammate IK Enemkpali.
“Geno’s full practice today. He got cleared and he was full practice today,” Bowles said.
What’s shocking is that Smith could potentially be ready to be Ryan Fitzpatrick’s backup as early as this weekend.

“It’s possible. Between him and Bryce. Let’s see how much he learns this week,” Bowles said. “One of them will be No. 2 quarterback. He could be.”

Bowles said that Smith appears to be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery.