WR Laveranues Coles was released by the Jets earlier today and it looks like his career is pretty much over. By not putting him on the opening-day roster, the Gang Green will avoid having to pay his entire base salary -- $855,000. They can re-sign him and pay him on a game-to-game basis -- $50,294. Coles, however, does not need the money and will most likely retire. From the day he re-signed with the Jets, a few days before training camp, Coles made it clear this was going to be his last stop. The Jets trimmed their roster to 75 players, and Coles, in his third stint with the team, was one of the victims.
The Jets also waived WR Marcus Henry and WR Aundrae Allison, leaving seven wideouts on the roster. DE Rodrique Wright was let go as well.
Meanwhile, LB Calvin Pace, who suffered a foot injury against the Redskins, will undergo foot surgery on Monday in North Carolina, which could sideline him four to six weeks. Rex Ryan said LB Jason Taylor, who was signed as a free agent this offseason to be a situational player, will take Pace's outside linebacker spot in the starting lineup. There's also a possibility that the Jets will sign LB Adalius Thomas who was released by New England.