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Jets clear some cap room by jettisoning Mark Brunell

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The Jets released quarterback Mark Brunell on Friday morning in a move that many people see as tied to the pursuit of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

Brunell’s cap space is now freed up for Mike Tannenbaum and company to use as part of a contract offer to Asomugha (or someone else, obviously, but Aso’s the guy everyone’s watching at present) and there’s good reason to believe he could return to the team in short order. The Jets currently have three untested quarterbacks behind Mark SanchezKevin O’Connell, Drew Willy and rookie Greg McElroy — and you’d imagine they’d like to have a veteran option.

Plus, if Brunell isn’t around the Jets, who is going to make sure Sanchez doesn’t date his daughter?

The Jets also waived cornerback Will Billingsley and guard Marlon Davis. Both men were signed to futures contracts in January.

UPDATE: Make that two untested quarterbacks. Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com reports the team is cutting O’Connell as well.

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9 Responses to “Jets clear some cap room by jettisoning Mark Brunell”
  1. wussbasket says: Jul 29, 2011 10:42 AM

    He still plays?

  2. rayvens says: Jul 29, 2011 10:42 AM

    The Jets currently have three untested quarterbacks behind Mark Sanchez — Kevin O’Connell, Drew Willy and rookie Greg McElroy
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    It should read;
    The Jets currently have “4” untested quarterbacks Mark Sanchez — Kevin O’Connell, Drew Willy and rookie Greg McElroy

  3. benh999 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:51 AM

    rayvens,
    He has been tested. He just didn’t do so well.

  4. thechosenone6 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:53 AM

    Coming from a Ravens fan?
    Sanchez has proven much more than “I swear I’m damn good” Flacco in less years.

    Playoffs:
    Flacco 1 TD 6 INT 2 Wins
    Sanchez 9 TD 3 INT 4 Wins

    LOL child please.

  5. RexCanCoach says: Jul 29, 2011 10:55 AM

    Wow, that means Nnamdi’s camp has given the Jets a final number.

    Based on Mike T.’s history of signing players, Nnamdi is a Jet by 8 pm tonight.

    YEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. ginop7690 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:56 AM

    Michael Lombardi reporting that 9ers dropped out the Nnamdi sweepstakes too. Says it down to the boys and the Jets. I don’t know how in the hell the Cowboys got the money to enter the running but I don’t know how the Jets did either so I guess i’m glued to my computer til I go to work

  7. kingmj4891 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:05 AM

    cowboys trading romo to miami for next years first and two unnamed players

    Cowboys then sendind a second and a unnammed player to denver for orton the signing nnamdi….

    lol… if pigs fly

    Orton > Romo

  8. jeepin08 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:24 AM

    @ thechosenone6.
    wrong answer again from a squealer.
    Flacco is 4-3 in the playoffs. One of 4 player’s to take his team to the playoffs first 3 years in the league.
    He was the first rookie QB to win two playoff games.
    Passed for over 8,000 yards mid way thru 2010 season.
    Get your facts straight.

  9. footballfan80 says: Jul 29, 2011 2:47 PM

    @jeepin08

    Really, come on, get a grip. Flacco is not 4-3 in the playoffs with the Ravens. The Ravens are 4-3 in the playoffs in the last few years. They won in spite of him. Sorry but 1 TD and 6 int’s and a qb rating in the 50’s or 60’s is not winning playoff games. Are you also saying Trent Dilfer led the Ravens to the SB? Even Dilfer performed much better in the playoffs than Flacco.

    Compare that with Sanchez who you cant possibly say the Jets have won playoff games in spite of him (they may have won some regular season games in spite of him). 9 td’s and 3 int’s and a 94 QB Rating ranking (5th all time) is what I call winning playoff games.

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