Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jets dine Eric Decker while eying James Jones


Wednesday, the New York Jets were wining and dining arguably the top free agent wide receiver in Eric Decker, formerly of the Denver Broncos.

Meanwhile, they've taken a keen interest in another veteran pass-catcher.

According to the NY Daily News, the Jets have expressed a "real interest" in former Green Bay Packers pass-catcher James Jones. Unlike with Decker, however, they haven't reached the meeting portion of their pursuit.

Both players would be major upgrades to one of the least-decorated receiving corps in the NFL. The Jets, who cut Santonio Holmes earlier this week, are currently led by Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson in that department.

Decker is obviously the top priority, assuming his price tag isn't astronomical, as he's the younger of the two and is trending at a more upward rate. In his first four seasons, Decker's reception-touchdown tally has progressed at a clip of 6-1, 44-8, 85-13, 87-11 despite his role as Denver's No. 2 receiver.

Jones' seven-year career peaked in 2011 and 2012, a span in which he hauled in 21 total touchdowns. Last season, he caught a career second-most 59 receptions but a five-year low of three scores.

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