Jets Off-field

Ihedigbo will not be back, Woody to officially retire

Admin - August 4, 2011

According to an AP report, hard-hitting S James Ihedigbo, who mostly played on special teams and is currently a free agent, will not be back with the Jets this season. Ihedigbo has been with the Jets since 2007, when they signed him as an undrafted free agent. He was a key contributor as a backup in Rex Ryan's secondary, setting a career high with 3.0 sacks last season, and was second on the Jets with 27 special teams tackles.

Also, it now appears that WR Jerricho Cotchery asked to be released or traded a few days ago. Rex Ryan did not reveal the reason but did mention that both he and QB Mark Sanchez had asked Cotchery to stay. Cotchery, as we reported earlier, was released today after spending his entire career with the Gang Green.

Contrary to what was reported earlier, WR Derrick Mason did not sign with the Jets. He passed physical, was offered a contract but is still contemplating whether he should accept the Jets' offer.

OT Damien Woody will officially announce his retirement at a press conference tomorrow after the Jets' practice session. Woody spent last 3 years with the Gang Green, starting in 45 games at right tackle. He will join ESPN as an analyst. OT Wayne Hunter is expected to replace Woody in the starting lineup.

DE Shaun Ellis, whom the Jets offered a veteran's minimum, worked out for the New England Patriots.

WR Braylon Edwards signed a 1-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal is for $3.5M, which is just $500K more than what the Jets are paying WR Plaxico Burress.