Jets will heave big names overboard

Jets will heave big names overboard
March 1, 2011, 1:38 am

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com
The Jets' big-name purge is under way.Informed of their pending walk off the plankroster are Jason Taylor, Damien Woody, Vernon Gholston and Kris Jenkins. Manish Mehta of the Daily News reported it first. According to Mehta, the Jets will save themselves 13.5 million in salaries and bonuses and that's not including the 10 million negotiable bonus Taylor was due to receive. Taylor is a possible Hall of Famer; Woody and Jenkins were very good players who are on the downside (Jenkins has been hurt the past two seasons). Gholston, the sixth overall pick in 2008, has been an unmitigated bust at outside linebacker. Mehta says the Jets may try to re-sign some of the players at reduced rates later. That will be an interesting proposition, given there will be about 500 free agents and about 250 rookies and undrafted free agents looking to join teams when the lockoutwork stoppage that's about to happen comes to an end. Throw on the fact that the salary cap could conceivably go down some from the 130 million it was at in 2010 if the owners get their way and there will be a lot of players getting asked to play for less than they were making previously. Looking at some of the Patriots' salary numbers chronicled by the indefatigable Miguel, Ty Warren could be another Patriots in line for a haircut similar to what the team asked Nick Kaczur to take. Tom E. Curran canbe reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com.Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran