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Report: Scott, Pace will be cut by Jets

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The Giants got the ball rolling on veteran cuts over the last few days and it seems they’ll have some company from the other team that calls MetLife Stadium home in the near future.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the team will part ways with linebacker Bart Scott, linebacker Calvin Pace and offensive tackle Jason Smith in the coming days or weeks. Per Mehta, the moves would clear $27.7 million in cap space for the Jets. That’s crucial space for the Jets, who stand more than $20 million over the 2013 cap with those three players on the team.

None of the moves are surprising in the least. Scott’s play has been slipping for years and he might have been let go before the 2012 season if the team hadn’t guaranteed his salary in earlier cap rearrangement. Pace was scheduled to have a cap hit in excess of $11 million, way too much for a player who doesn’t regularly get to the quarterback, and Smith’s a backup with a $12 million cap charge in 2013.

Absent money concerns, the Jets might make all three of these moves. With money concerns, it is the very least they could do to start getting their house in order under new General Manager John Idzik.

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22 Responses to “Report: Scott, Pace will be cut by Jets”
  1. barrywhererufrom says: Feb 7, 2013 2:11 PM

    Good start..keep the ax going

  2. blitzinc43 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:16 PM

    Addition by subtraction in more ways than one.

  3. bunjy96 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:18 PM

    Hopefully, that is true and is just the beginning.

    What about Tebow?

  4. jolink653 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:19 PM

    I bet Bart Scott CAN’T WAIT to start collecting those unemployment checks

  5. rxv5854 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:22 PM

    With the Bills hiring former Jets DC Pettine, I hope we don’t elect to bring any of these scrubs to Buffalo.

  6. ampats says: Feb 7, 2013 2:22 PM

    Not until the other 50 players and Rex are released,will the Jets be able to get their “house” in order.

  7. xtb3 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:28 PM

    Brilliant moves, need the money to pay for Sanchez’s deal.

  8. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 7, 2013 2:34 PM

    I feel another 20 million dollar extension for Sanchez!

  9. freepretzels says: Feb 7, 2013 2:36 PM

    Calvin Pace was a bad signing that they wouldn’t quit on.

  10. asyoulay69 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:36 PM

    Bart Scott is still a good MLB. Since the Saints are moving to a 3-4 . Scott could fit in well.

  11. wrdtoyrmama says: Feb 7, 2013 2:37 PM

    This isn’t news. Most everybody knew this was happening before last season began, due to the way the contracts were structured.

    Here let me give you another cut; S Eric Smith.

    Priority will be in re-signing Landry, and they have Bell and 2 rookies under contract.

  12. exibitsman says: Feb 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    Great start for GM idziks Scott and
    Pace needed to be cut 2years ago
    Next Sanchez

  13. lightcleric says: Feb 7, 2013 2:46 PM

    I bet Bart CAN’T WAIT to face free agency as a 32-1/2 year old linebacker.

  14. jetstizzi85 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:52 PM

    I think Pace comes back for far less money. Situational pass rusher off the bench and a VET at that….Jets could use that

  15. mec693 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:53 PM

    sad to see all the hate for Bart.. when he played at a high level he would talk but back it up nonetheless. May have not won the AFC Pitt game but individually he had a great game. When they went into NE after getting thrashed 45-3 him and that defense lit it up. As soon as he came to town their defense was 1, 3, 5 and 8 in total yardage given up. He brought a swagger to the Jets and they played like a dominant defensive team while he was here. Unlike others i’ll miss the hell out of Bart Scott, that guy was a friggin warrior down to the bone

  16. j0esixpack says: Feb 7, 2013 3:53 PM

    Pace could be a good cheap backup for some team, but for short money, I expect he’d prefer to sign with a Super Bowl contender rather than the Jets.

  17. whatnojets says: Feb 7, 2013 4:02 PM

    47 more to go……..

  18. rcali says: Feb 7, 2013 4:42 PM

    All because they are stuck with the Sanchez and Holmes contracts. Nice work Tannenbum!

  19. lrjets says: Feb 7, 2013 7:31 PM

    ampats says:Feb 7, 2013 2:22 PM

    Not until the other 50 players and Rex are released,will the Jets be able to get their “house” in order.

    Not until the Patriots re-hire Mangini will they ever win a Lombardi again. Haven’t since!

  20. vernonbasketball says: Feb 7, 2013 8:33 PM

    If the jets cut Sanchez the jets take a big cat hit but we have to restructure his and some others. Get Revis a new contract and get Bradshaw here and get some pass rushers in the draft/FA and get some solid receivers like Edwards.

    Jet fan for Life

  21. billysabre says: Feb 7, 2013 9:16 PM

    Welcome to buffalo Bart Scott!

  22. broncosnative says: Feb 9, 2013 5:39 PM

    The jets are a total mess, how did they go from being in 2 championship games to 2 miss playoffs. Why would they give Sanchez a extension after a bad year, I thought those were for good years. I think they forgot how the nfl is operated, you keep your good players, not get rid of them.

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