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Darrelle Revis is not the only big name New York Jets fans thought could be no longer with the team. Yesterday the Jets released a few players so that they could be under the salary cap. One of the most notable players that were cut was linebacker Bart Scott. Linebacker Calvin Pace, tackle Jason Smith, and safety Eric Smith were also cut from the team. With all of these roster moves the Jets dropped a little over $30 million and not put the team under the salary cap with a little under $6 million.
The Jets new general manager John Idzik was looking to make some moves and he is starting to make his presence felt in the locker room and front office.
Rex Ryan who used to be an assistant coach in Baltimore, brought Bart Scott with him to New York when Rex took the head coach position. Ryan spoke on these cuts yesterday by saying, “Every one of these players was a major contributor to our football team. I was very impressed with Jason this past season while Bart, Calvin and Eric have been an instrumental part of our defense for the past four years. Josh came in as an undrafted free agent and earned a spot on our roster. They have the work ethic and attitude that you look for in players and they will always be New York Jets. It was an honor to coach each of these men. They are tremendous people as well as outstanding football players.”
Bart Scott’s agent Harold Lewis spoke with a reporter from ESPN about Scott’s future. In an email he said, “The door is not closed with the Jets, and this allows us to really work the market as a free agent while in Indy.” Scott could come back as a Jet next year if his agent and the Jets work on restructuring a salary cap friendly contract. This past season Scott had 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 60 combined tackles. Calvin Pace who played linebacker as well for the Jets who got cut had 55 combined tackles and 3.0 sacks last season.
Bart Scott and Calvin Pace were a major part of the Jets past defense, but one of the most memorable moments that came from the Jets defense was when Bart Scott spoke with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. After the Jets defeated the Patriots in the playoffs in 2011 Scott blurted out the famous “Can’t wait!” sound bite. Here is the video.
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The New York Jets released a bunch of players earlier today that included linebacker Calvin Pace. They clearly weren’t done yet.
The Jets announced this afternoon that they’ve also released linebacker Bart Scott.
Jets announce LB Bart Scott has been released.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 19, 2013
After all the roster moves the Jets made today, they freed up $30 million...
The New York Jets made several salary cap-related cuts
yesterday, as the team announced the release of multiple veterans, including
linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace and safety Eric Smith.
While the Jets have released Scott to avoid his full 2013
salary, there is a chance that the veteran re-signs with the club on a lesser
deal. Scott’s agent said yesterday that he’s...
The New York Jets announced that they’ve released linebacker Calvin Pace and three other players today.
Jets announce 3 veterans have been released–LB Calvin Pace, S Eric Smith, T Jason Smith–and TE Josh Baker has been waived.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 19, 2013
This is not a surprise at all. The Jets are so far over the cap they’re probably not done releasing...
To no surprise, being $20MM+ over the salary cap, the Jets began their roster purge today, releasing five players.LB Calvin Pace, LB Bart Scott, S Eric Smith, T Jason Smith and FB/TE Josh Baker were let go.The move saves the team aprox $30MM on this coming year's cap and brings them aprox $5MM under. All players cut have been discussed in the media for the last several weeks...
The New York Jets took steps towards clearing cap room by making several cuts Tuesday, and the man who was signed in 2009 to be their face of the franchise was among the cuts in linebacker Bart Scott. Along with Scott, tackle Jason Smith, safety Eric Smith, linebacker Calvin Pace and fullback/tight end Josh Baker were released.
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“Every one of these...
With a new front office regime in place, the New York Jets took a first major step toward maintaining salary cap flexibility in advance of the draft and free agency this spring.
The New York Jets, over 23 million dollars over the cap for 2013, have begun the painful process of releasing long-time veterans to the cold free market to free up cash to get under the cap. Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith, Jason Smith and Josh Baker are no longer members of the New York Jets, but this is just the beginning.
The Jets 6-10 season in 2012 was the proof that...
Hot News for OLB Bart Scott
The New York Jets made a handful of long anticipated transactions today, releasing linebackers Calvin Pace and Bart Scott, safety Eric Smith, offensive lineman Jason Smith and waiving tight-end Josh Baker. The moves surprised nobody but marked an important turning of the page and a beginning of the arduous process of rebuilding the roster.
Calvin Pace received a monster contract...
Bart Scott feat Sal Paolantonio “Feel Great, Can’t Wait” dj steve porter remix (by sportsremixes)
Bart Scott just got released by the Jets. I’d say thanks for the memories but I’m not thankful. But I certainly enjoyed this video even at the expense of TFB.
John Idzik made his first significant decision(s) as the New York Jets' new general manager Tuesday, cutting linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace.Safety Eric Smith, offensive lineman Jason Smith and tight end Josh Baker were also part of a collective salary dump that cleared up roughly $31 million in salary cap space.The move puts the Jets below the cap, and more money-saving...
The New York Jets, caught in a very tough salary cap situation have cut three veteran players this afternoon and waived another according to team sources. In a move which comes with little surprise, the Jets have cut LB Calvin Pace, S Eric Smith and tackle Jason Smith. Reports suggest the team has also waived TE/FB Josh Baker this afternoon.
Pace, 32, was slated to earn $5.81 million...