Friday, February 20, 2009

Jets Continue To Make Cap Room

In their never ending pursuit to get enough money under the cap to afford some big prizes in free-agency the Jets have released tight end Chris Baker.

Baker who signed a huge three year extension in September, was released after another so-so year at tight end for New York. He lost his starting job this season to rookie Dustin Keller, who broke onto the scene with 48 catches for 535 yards and three touchdowns in 2008.

Cutting Baker means that the Jets will save $9 million dollars on their cap for next season. This is the fourth move the Jets have made to save money. First they cut outside linebacker David Bowens and inside linebacker Brad Kassell on Wednesday. Last week the Jets cut cornerback David Barrett and quaterback Brett Favre retired.

Right now the Jets are approximately $27 million under the cap now.

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