According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets will release linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace.
As soon as the waiver period opens in February, the Jets will clear $30.7 million off their salary cap in less time than it takes to hail a cab in New York. They will release LB Calvin Pace ($8.56 million savings), LB Bart Scott ($7.15 million), OT Jason Smith($12 million) and S Eric Smith ($3 million). Those moves will result in only $4.5 million in dead money. The problem — and it’s a big problem — is that they will have only 10 starters under contract and not much cap room.
Dumping Pace and Scott would be a smart move, the Jets have to make a youth movement and get rid of the veterans that aren’t producing.