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Eric Decker wants resolution on Ryan Fitzpatrick before camp

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets celebrates his touchdown with Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins on November 29, 2015 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Jets coach Todd Bowles said last week that there’s no “drop-dead deadline” for the team to come to an agreement with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, but one of Fitzpatrick’s top targets from last season feels like there should be one.

Wide receiver Eric Decker has made it clear this offseason that he’d like to see Fitzpatrick back for a second season leading the Jets offense and said Thursday on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Ovie Mughelli that he believes a deal bringing the quarterback will get done. If he’s wrong, though, Decker said that he thinks the Jets have to move on once training camp gets underway.

“I hope something gets worked out, one way or the other, so we cannot have distractions going into training camp,” Decker said. “I think for any team to have success, you have to have some kind of direction. And, with training camp, that’s where you get the timing, that’s where where you kind of build the team and build your identity. And if it’s still in question marks and you don’t know what’s going on, you’re going to create some kind of issues that we don’t need to have.”

Geno Smith has been working as the No. 1 quarterback this offseason with Fitzpatrick unsigned and would remain in that role if the status quo remains in place, so there isn’t much uncertainty about the Jets’ direction under center without Fitzpatrick on the roster. There is uncertainty about when the Jets would fully commit to going that route, however, and Decker would like to see it disappear sooner rather than later.