Eric Decker Reportedly Skipped OTAs Due to Ryan Fitzpatrick Contract Situation

May 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is reportedly absent from organized team activities as a protest of the organization not signing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a new contract.
Brian Costello of the New York Post categorized Decker as "upset" and noted he is skipping workouts to "send a message." OTAs are voluntary, so Decker cannot be punished for his absence.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole noted wide receiver Brandon Marshall was also absent but that it had nothing to do with Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick, 33, remains an unrestricted free agent despite a career-best year for the Jets in 2015. He threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns against 15 interceptions, setting a number of franchise records in the process. The Jets went 10-6 under first-year coach Todd Bowles, a six-win improvement over the previous season.
ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported the Jets offered Fitzpatrick a contract starting in the $7-8 millio...

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