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Jets' Decker still not practicing, could miss game Sunday

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Eric Decker sat out his second straight practice with a shoulder injury, increasing the possibility he could miss the New York Jets' game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Decker did not even participate in stretching with the team Thursday, standing on the sideline in street clothes while his teammates practiced.

''It's a concern,'' coach Todd Bowles said of whether it could be a multi-week injury. ''Hopefully it's not, but if it is, we're getting other guys ready to play. I'll see where he is (Friday) before I can make a decision on how serious, or not serious it is.''

Decker injured the shoulder against Buffalo on Sept. 15, but it worsened last Sunday during the Jets' loss at Kansas City . The wide receiver said after the game that the shoulder was sore, but it appears it could be worse than that.

Bowles said Wednesday that Decker would probably have an MRI on the shoulder, but that still hadn't happened as of Thursday afternoon.

''He could be,'' Bowles said. ''They're still discussing it.''

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Bowles said there was no particular reason for any delay in Decker having the MRI, but the coach was also asked if there's any downside to him just having the exam performed, regardless.

''I'm not a doctor,'' Bowles said. ''I don't talk about injures. They tell me what they're doing and I go with it. If a guy practices, I let him and I got something to say. If he doesn't and he's hurt, they take care of it. I'm not going in and demanding that he have an MRI. I'm sure they have their reasons and that isn't my call.''

In other injuries, left tackle Ryan Clady was limited for the second straight day by a shoulder issue, but Bowles was not concerned that it could keep Clady from playing.

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was limited with an ankle ailment that Bowles said was ''just maintenance.''

Cornerback Darrelle Revis was a full participant after not practicing Wednesday with an ankle injury.


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