Gone according to The Daily News are RT Damien Woody, NT Kris Jenkins, LB Vernon Gholston and OLB/DE Jason Taylor.
The report says that there is a shot that some of the players may come back at reduced salaries. The cutting of these players save the Jets more than $10 million in the salary cap.
Woody, who endured a knee and season-ending Achilles injury, confirmed the Daily News’ report: “I felt like my career was rejuvenated when I came to the Jets and I’m appreciative of that,” Woody told The News. “It was a great ride.”
Gholston, the sixth pick in the 2008 draft, didn’t record a sack in three seasons. He restructured his rookie contract, which had $21 million in guarantees, before the season. Gholston, who was inactive for the Jets’ three playoff games, was due a $2.6 million roster bonus this offseason.
Taylor was set to earn a $2.3 million base salary in the final year of his two-year deal. He had a $10 million roster bonus due in the first week of the new league year.