The New York Jets have released their longest-tenured player, OG Brian Winters. Winters, 29, was going to make $7.3M in the final year of his 4-year $29M contract. The Gang Green will clear $7.3M of salary cap space, as Winters' salary was not guaranteed.
The Jets drafted Winters in the third round of 2013 draft. He started in 12 games as a rookie but ended up on injured reserve one year later when he tore his ACL against the Broncos. The following year Winters started in 10 games, cementing his place as a starter. He started in nine games in last season before being placed on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder. He appeared in 89 games over the course of his Jets career, including 79 starts.