New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was pulled from practice on Thursday due to lingering concerns about his hamstring.

By SI Wire
October 02, 2014

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was pulled from practice Thursday after feeling tightness in his hamstring.

Decker has been dealing with a hamstring injury since training camp. He left the Jets' Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers due to the injury.

In the team's next two games against the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, Decker recorded five receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown.

Head coach Rex Ryan said this week that the receiver was feeling better on Monday than at the same point the previous week.

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Ryan said Thursday he was "hopeful" Decker would play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, but said the team was being prudent in its handling of Decker's injury and his preparation.

Decker said he wants to keep trying to play even though shutting himself down to allow his hamstring to heal might be a smarter option.

Decker has 14 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns this season. He was signed by New York in March after four seasons with the Denver Broncos. Last season he had 87 receptions for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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