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Decker Buys # 87

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Eric DeckerPFT is reporting that Eric Decker is going to “purchase” the number 87 from Jeff Cumberland for $25,000.

Eric Decker has worn the No. 87 jersey since his NFL career began when the Broncos selected him with the 87th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Eighty-seven is important to him.

So important, in fact, that when Decker signed with the Jets he quickly approached teammate Jeff Cumberland about giving up the No. 87, which Cumberland has worn for the last four years.

Money isn’t an issue after Jeff Cumberland signed a 3-year deal with the Jets.  But another $25,000 never hurts.

Here is a thread in the JetNation Forums that also has an update on Michael Vick’s uniform number.

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

Phil Sullivan

I started JetNation in 2005 and have been a New York Jets season ticket holder since graduating from high school. My dream is to see the New York Jets win the Super Bowl. Until then, I will be right here on JetNation writing, dreaming and talking NY Jets football.


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