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Bart Scott’s agent, Jets to meet Thursday about pay cut

Bart Scott, Jamaal Westerman AP

There was one big question looming after the Jets released linebacker Calvin Pace, safety Eric Smith and tackle Jason Smith on Tuesday.

Where’s Bart Scott’s name?

The linebacker has long been rumored as a prime candidate for a pink slip as the Jets move to get in compliance with the salary cap ahead of the March 12 deadline, but was not included in the initial round of cuts. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Scott’s agent is set to meet with the Jets on Thursday to discuss a pay cut that would lower Scott’s current $7 million cap figure while also keeping him on the roster.

The big question for Scott is whether or not he’ll be able to land a bigger offer on the open market than the Jets are willing to pay him. That makes the situation a prime chance for tampering since Scott won’t know what to expect from other teams unless his agent does some back channel work to find out what other teams, perhaps the one in Buffalo with former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine running the defense, might be thinking in terms of a salary for the veteran.

We imagine Scott can’t wait to find out the answer to that question so he knows what answer to give the Jets on Thursday.

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. ET: Actually, it was the Jets who couldn’t wait. They’ve announced that Scott has also been released.

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7 Responses to “Bart Scott’s agent, Jets to meet Thursday about pay cut”
  1. fdugrad says: Feb 19, 2013 2:28 PM

    Forget the PAY cut. Simply CUT him. He is an aged veteran, whose big mouth writes checks, he and his mates can’t cash. Turn him loose.

  2. lawyermalloy says: Feb 19, 2013 2:34 PM

    he was an “OK” backup to Ray Lewis and held his own in a 3-4 defense next to Lewis his last year in Baltimore while roaming free due to the double teaming of #52. Since than he’s been an over paid LB. While the Jets have many decisions to make, they shouldn’t make Scott a priority;he’s done!

  3. jwcarlson says: Feb 19, 2013 2:34 PM

    Can’t wait.

  4. whatnojets says: Feb 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    Fourty seven (47) more to go!!

  5. scrp2 says: Feb 19, 2013 2:43 PM

    In other news, for the 3rd week in a row, Rex Ryan walked into Idzik’s office distraught and in tears, begging to be fired.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 19, 2013 2:45 PM

    Jets wanted to see him grovel a bit over salary, before they cut him.

  7. broncostevenp says: Feb 19, 2013 3:08 PM

    Where is #15′s name?

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