NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have placed wide receiver Eric Decker on injured reserve with a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, likely ending his season.
Decker was inactive the past two weeks after initially being injured at Buffalo in Week 2 and the shoulder worsening at Kansas City the following week. He would have to sit out at least eight weeks, but is expected to have season-ending surgery.
It's a huge blow to the Jets, who have struggled on offense after a terrific season a year ago with Decker, fellow receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick leading the way.
Decker had nine catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns in three games.
The Jets signed cornerback Nick Marshall off Jacksonville's practice squad Wednesday to fill Decker's roster spot.
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