The New York Jets have released WR Santonio Holmes and CB Antonio Cromartie in order to free up some cap space. The Jets originally signed Holmes to a $45 million five- year deal but after four seasons with the Jets Holmes who has been in the league for seven years will now become an unrestricted free agent. For the past few seasons he has been injury plagued so it may be hard for another team to pick him up. Last season alone he missed 11 games and had only 23 catches for 456 yards with just 1 touchdown. During his 2012 season he only played in 4 games. This move has saved the Jets approximately $8.25 million which Holmes was set to make as his base salary. Cromartie who has also been in the league for seven years has been with the Jets for the past four seasons. He didn’t have a great 2013 season but made it very clear that he’s willing to come back to Gang Green if they were willing to re-negotiate a contract. By releasing Cromartie the Jets cleared about $17 million in cap space in which Cromartie was supposed to earn a $5 million bonus before the start of the 2014 season. The Jets are now left with Dee Milliner and Kyle Wilson as their top two CB’s. They will also free up even more space if they end up cutting QB Mark Sanchez which will save them an additional $8 million.
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The Jets are also set to have a visit from WR Eric Decker one of the markets top free agents in the receiver position. They also have a visit coming from free agent tackle Breno Giacomini and right tackle Zach Strief according to sources. The Jets are also showing an interest in RB Maurice Jones-Drew but no visit is scheduled as of yet. Teams around the league have been rushing to pick up top free agents as quickly as possible when the market opened up on Tuesday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just announced the release of former Jets CB Darrelle Revis who was injured with the Jets during the 2012 season and was eventually traded to the Bucs in order to make salary room. If Revis stayed with the Bucs then the conditional 2014 fourth-round draft pick they traded to the Jets last year would have turned into a third-round pick in this year’s draft. The Jets have cap space to work with but is bring Revis back the right move. Could this mean a reunion between Revis and the Jets? Jets fans would be ecstatic if that was the case but that’s just merely talk for now. The next week will be a busy one for many teams especially the Jets, a lot of changes will be made going into the new season.