Eyeing Rodgers, Jets launch $15.2 million in cap room

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — getting ready with out price agency and the doable addition of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the the new york Jets have created $15.2 million in wage cap room by restructuring three veteran contracts.

They reworked the contracts of three gamers from their 2022 free agent class — guard Laken Tomlinson, cornerback D.J. Reed and tight finish Tyler Conklin, a supply instructed ESPN’s discipline Yates on Saturday.

beforehand, the Jets restructured the contract of tight finish C.J. Uzomah — one other member of the 2022 class — and launched extensive receiver Braxton Berrios.

All instructed, the cap financial savings whole greater than $23 million. The Jets wished to make the strikes as a outcome of they have been barely over the $224.eight million cap. teams should be cap compliant by Wednesday, the start of the mannequin new league yr.

And now they anticipate Rodgers to make a different on his future. He can request a commerce to the Jets, retire or return to the inexperienced Bay Packers, an possibility that seems unlikely.

Jets brass, collectively with proprietor Woody Johnson, flew to Southern California on Tuesday to fulfill with Rodgers. On Friday, Packers president Mark Murphy confirmed the staff had granted permission to the Jets to converse with the 4-time MVP.

each the Jets and Packers want to have a decision by the start of free agency. The authorized tampering interval begins Monday.

in the meantime, the Jets might make extra strikes. professional Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley ($21.5 million cap) is a candidate to have his contract restructured. extensive receiver Corey Davis ($eleven.2 million) and safety Jordan Whitehead ($10.2 million) might probably be cap casualties.

to rework the Tomlinson, Reed and Conklin contracts, the Jets merely transformed 2023 base salaries into signing bonuses, prorating the quantity over the remaining two years of the contracts. No void years have been added. every participant is signed by way of 2024.


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