Report: Decker skipped OTAs because Jets have yet to sign Fitzpatrick
Jets receiver Eric Decker skipped team OTAs this week in frustration that the team has not yet signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
OTAs (organized team activities) are voluntary off-season workouts, and Decker is not in violation of any team rules. He does reportedly intend to send a message to the Jets in support of his quarterback.
Fitzpatrick said earlier this week that he wants to re-sign with the team, but the negotiations have not been close at this stage. The 33-year-old continues to prepare for the season. Fitzpatrick comes off the best season of his 11-year career after throwing for 3,905 yards, 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
The Jets finished 10–6 and narrowly missed the playoffs. They drafted quarterback Christian Hackenberg out of Penn State, who joins Geno Smith and Bryce Petty as the current quarterbacks on the roster.