The New York Jets enter the 2018 offseason with an abundance of salary cap space. According to a report, they’ll gain even more with the pending release of defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. In detailing some of New York’s potential cuts, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY made it clear that barring a drastic change, Wilkerson has played his final game with the Jets. “THE ONLY QUESTION IS WHETHER THEY DESIGNATE HIM A PRE-JUNE 1 CUT (CLEARING $11 MILLION CAP SPACE) OR A POST-JUNE 1 CUT ($17 MILLION IN SAVINGS),” VACCHIANO STATED. “HIS LACK OF PRODUCTION AND BAD ATTITUDE MAKES THIS AN EASIER CALL THAN WHEN THEY BENCHED HIM FOR THE FINAL TWO GAMES OF THE SEASON FOR, AMONG OTHER THINGS, HIS CHRONIC LATENESS. THEY HAVE TO DO IT BEFORE THE THIRD DAY OF THE LEAGUE YEAR (MARCH 16), OTHERWISE HIS 2018 SALARY BECOMES GUARANTEED. BUT DON’T WORRY. THEY WILL.” The news is certainly not surprising. It goes along with what was being reported in the final weeks of the 2017 season.
Report: Jets will cut Muhammad Wilkerson
Sportsnaut | Feb 13