#Redskins cut that wouldn't surprise me.. DE: Adam Carriker
that would be interesting... but I think we all read into that with the extension he wanted last year and after the injury, bringing in Merling.
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Albert Breer @AlbertBreer
Jets cut Bart Scott too. He'd expressed a desire to play the Mike, where David Harris is. This gives him a chance to pursue that elsewhere.
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Jets released S Eric Smith.
Smith was signed for an affordable $2.4 million, but may have been cut loose even if the Jets didn't have one of the worst salary-cap situations in football. A month shy of his 30th birthday, Smith was a part-time player in 2012, and didn't play at a high level on 329 snaps. He'll get a chance to latch on somewhere in camp, but it's not guaranteed he'll be a part of someone's Week 1 roster.
Jets released OT Jason Smith.
The second overall pick in 2009 by St. Louis, Smith is one of the biggest busts in modern draft history. It's not surprising that the Jets are cutting ties with Smith because he was owed a $12 million roster bonus, and all of that comes off New York's cap. Operating as a special teams blocker and tight end in jumbo packages last season, Smith played under 300 offensive snaps.
Jets waived TE Josh Baker.
Baker, 26, was owed just $555,000 for 2013, but tore his right ACL during the 2012 preseason and fell out of the Jets' plans. He'll likely clear waivers.
Jets released OLB Calvin Pace.
The Jets also released veteran S Eric Smith and OT Jason Smith, while TE Josh Baker was waived. The expected series of moves clears roughly $24 million in space for a team that was estimated to be $23 million over the cap. The only surprise is that Bart Scott isn't joining his former teammates on the street. Perhaps he's amenable to returning at a bargain-basement price, but he'll likely be cut loose soon enough. The Jets still aren't in a good cap situation, but now have room to breathe. Even if Scott ends up sticking around, Pace and company won't be the last veteran Jets to be handed their walking papers. Going on 33, Pace started 32 of a possible 32 games the past two seasons, but is far from the disruptive force he was upon first arriving in New York in 2008. He'll likely be limited to incentive-laden, one-year offers on the open market.
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A league source tells the Washington Examiner that Pierre Garcon will not need foot surgery this offseason.
Garcon had pain in his right foot last preseason and then tore ligaments during Week 1. He ended up playing in just 10 games and was severely limited in four. However, undergoing surgery to repair his plantar plate wouldn't have guaranteed a full recovery, and specialists now believe that barring a setback, rest will do the trick. The Examiner's source says Garcon -- who hasn't been running since the Redskins' season ended on Jan. 6 -- should be 100 percent by the start of 2013. We'll still have a yellow flag next to his name as foot injuries at the wideout position can linger.
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Jets released ILB Bart Scott.
The sides were set to meet Thursday at the Combine, but must have decided there was too much ground to make up in talks. The move gives the Jets an additional $8 million in cap space on top of the roughly $24 million they saved earlier Tuesday by cutting Calvin Pace, Jason Smith, Eric Smith and Josh Baker. Scott was still a useful player in 2012, but came off the field in passing situations, and tallied just 60 tackles. That was his lowest total since 2004. He'll have to be amenable to incentive-laden deals in free agency. The New York Daily News expects 2012 third-rounder Demario Davis to take Scott's place in New York.