Eric Decker pulled from Thursday's practice

In a week where the Jets could use some good news, they received more of the bad variety.

Wide receiver Eric Decker was forced to leave Thursday's practice after his hamstring injury flared up, coach Rex Ryan told reporters, via NFL.com. Decker initially tweaked his hamstring during the preseason and has dealt with issues to it on and off during the early portion of the season.

As it stands now, it may serve in Decker's best interest to rest it and not return until he is 100 percent. Hamstring injuries are tricky and are very easily re-injured.

However, the Jets aren't in a position to be without Decker. Behind Decker, the team's top option in the receiving game is Jeremy Kerley, who likely wouldn't be any team's top option anywhere else, let alone a No. 2 threat.

The Jets need a full-strength Decker to get the offense in the right direction. But they also need Decker on the field now to help out quarterback Geno Smith. The Jets sure do have some decisions to make as it pertains to their prized offseason acquisition.

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