After rounding up plenty of big names during the 2010 offseason, the Jets are now in the process of getting rid of some big names.
Earlier today, the Jets shipped running back Leon Washington to Seattle. Now, and as expected, they’ve dropped guard Alan Faneca, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Faneca, a big-name free agent signing in 2008, was under contract through 2012. He was due to earn a base salary of $7.5 million in 2010.
Second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse could get a chance to step in and start as a rookie. There’s chatter that the Jets were planning to take Ducasse at the bottom of round one, if cornerback Kyle Wilson hadn’t fallen into their laps.