Jeremy Ross

Jets Place Decker On Injured Reserve With Season-ending Shoulder Injury

Down one of their best playmakers for the season, the New York Jets are looking to their youngsters to help fill the void.

Wide receiver Eric Decker will have season-ending surgery after being placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

"It's tough news," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said.

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.

Last week, coach Todd Bowles said it was still "too early to tell" whether Decker would be placed on IR, which would mean he would have to sit out at least...