Cap Cuts recent jets cuts merged
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:56 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:32 PM
Jets are only under the cap now. There isn't that much money to spend.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:14 PM
You really think it's that simple? You really think if it was a simple matter of "backloading" contracts that every GM wouldn't do that? Or to take it a step further, every GM would just throw ARod type money at every marquee FA and tell them that "even though I promised you $250M, you'll get it in the 6th year and for the first 5 years you'll be making $5M"? No. What Tanny did in order to backload contracts is he made certain years guaranteed. Why else would players agree to contracts that are backloaded? They're not stupid. This is why we're stuck with Sanchez at over $8M next season. Tanny created money today by guaranteeing money tomorrow... well the future is here and even though we just got $32M of cap room, we're actually only $10M over... which won't be enough to sign some of our guys.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:26 PM
The Jets cleared about $31 million in salary cap space by cutting veteran linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace and three other players. Safety Eric Smith, backup offensive lineman Jason Smith, and tight end Josh Baker also were released Tuesday. The moves were expected because New York entered the offseason more than $20 million over the cap for the 2013 season
Scott was due to make $6.9 million next season, and saves the Jets $7.1 million on the cap with his release. There's a chance Scott could come back at a lesser salary, but Demario Davis, the team's third-round draft pick out of Arkansas State last year, is expected to slide into Scott's inside linebacker role opposite David Harris.
Pace, a 2003 first-round pick by Arizona, spent his first five seasons with the Cardinals before signing a six-year deal with the Jets in 2008. He had seven sacks in his first season in New York, and eight the following year, but never became the dominant pass rusher the Jets envisioned.
He struggled with various injuries and his role changed at times, limiting him to 13 sacks - including just three last season - in the last three years. The 32-year-old Pace has 42 career sacks, and played mostly at outside linebacker for the Jets.
Bryan Thomas, the team's other starting outside linebacker, is also a free agent and might not be re-signed.
Jason Smith was acquired from St. Louis shortly before the season opener when the Rams and Jets swapped struggling right tackles. New York sent Wayne Hunter to the Rams.
Smith, the No. 2 overall pick in 2009, was a backup all season to Austin Howard. He came in as an extra blocker or as a jumbo tight end, and his release - because of a roster bonus of $11.25 million due to him - was expected. He saves the Jets $12 million in salary cap space.
Eric Smith has been with the Jets since 2006, when they drafted him in the third round. He was an occasional starter at safety, including 14 games in 2011, and also was a special teams standout.
Baker played for the Jets in 2011, making three receptions. He went on injured reserve after injuring his right knee last August and did not play in 2012.
The Jets have 12 players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents next month, including safeties LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell, running back Shonn Greene, tight end Dustin Keller, wide receiver Braylon Edwards, defensive lineman Mike DeVito and offensive linemen Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:53 PM
Spot on. A dollar is made of 100 pennies no matter how good you are at dividing it. This year will not be a big FA signing year for us. I also can see us renogotiating some other contracts to make more room but we really need to start killing it in the drafts and stop trying to make big splashes.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:08 PM
Is it likely rex will be given an even worst roster then last year
then get fired next off season?
Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:30 PM
then get fired next off season?
Yup and Rex knows this. That's why he made a mini shitstorm 6 weeks ago and said that if the front office doesn't commit to improving the offense he'd rather get fired this offseason. If I were him, I'd be very concerned about the OL. Both Gs are UFA and we have nothing behind them.