The Jets continued purging their expensive veterans today, as they cut MLB David Harris and WR Eric Decker. Harris' departure is quite a surprise considering that he's been the cornerstone of the Jets defense for 10 seasons. His cap figure of $6.5M, however, along with the Gang Green's direction of getting younger have made him expendable.
Eric Decker, 30, spent 3 seasons with the Jets. His best year was in 2015 when he caught 80 passes for 1,027 yards, 12 TDs. He suffered a season ending injury early last year, missing 13 games. The Gang Green will save an additional $7.25M with this move.
WR Quincy Enunwa, who has 80 receptions (58 last year) in his entire NFL career now becomes the team's #1 receiver.
The Jets now have only four players age 30 or older on the roster: QB Josh McCown (37), LS Tanner Purdum (32), RB Matt Forte (31) and DT Steve McLendon (31).