Jets expected to cut Bart Scott and Calvin Pace

According to Rich Cimini of, 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.


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