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Jets cut Bart Scott, too

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Well, so much for that Thursday meeting with Bart Scott’s agent.

The Jets have announced that linebacker Bart Scott has been released.

It’s unclear what caused things to change in the past hour or so.  It could be that, while finalizing the arrangements for the Thursday meeting, the Jets realized Scott wouldn’t be willing to accept what the Jets would offer on a reduced contract.

And so the Jets opted to pull the rip cord on Scott, making him an unrestricted free agent and a candidate to join former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine in Buffalo.

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71 Responses to “Jets cut Bart Scott, too”
  1. parasonic says: Feb 19, 2013 2:40 PM

    “CAN’T WAIT!”

    – no Bills fans

  2. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Feb 19, 2013 2:41 PM

    Look for him to end up in Baltimore.

  3. sdb0ltz says: Feb 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    Can’t Wait!

  4. blackngold4life says: Feb 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    Jets haven a yard sale!

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

    Bart, you would be welcomed with open arms in Green Bay!

  6. jetsarestacked says: Feb 19, 2013 2:44 PM

    and just like that the jets are under the cap. actually, they were under the cap before cutting scott. so much for that cap mess the jets couldnt possibly recover from.

  7. whatnojets says: Feb 19, 2013 2:45 PM

    OK, now only fourty six (46) to go!!!

  8. trippymane says: Feb 19, 2013 2:46 PM

    Jets fans yall guys are in good hands with this gm. He was a great vp down here in seattle.

  9. tjh9985 says: Feb 19, 2013 2:46 PM

    Jets couldn’t wait.

  10. 3fingerlenny says: Feb 19, 2013 2:46 PM

    Can’t wait

  11. donny1rodriguez says: Feb 19, 2013 2:47 PM

    Unemployment….???…….. CAN’T WAIT!

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 19, 2013 2:47 PM

    The unkindest cut of all.

  13. fitzmagic1212 says: Feb 19, 2013 2:47 PM

    if buffalo doesnt show interest id say that would be a red flag for the 30 other teams

  14. phreakin says: Feb 19, 2013 2:48 PM

    Guess they couldn’t wait….

  15. yourignorancespreads says: Feb 19, 2013 2:48 PM

    Ok New Orleans pick up pace and Scott and there you go

  16. wrdtoyrmama says: Feb 19, 2013 2:50 PM

    It’d surprise me if Pettine took him in Buffalo.
    Scott is simply too slow to the ball, can’t cover TE’s, and is not a good locker room guy.

    Vets aren’t going to like his loud presence, and Scott’s behavior isn’t the sort of thing coaches like seeing in young players.

    He may play next year somewhere, but wouldn’t surprise me if it was for cheap, and as a backup.

  17. knn9413 says: Feb 19, 2013 2:51 PM

    Can’t wait for him to join buffalo.. “Can’t wait” for Shane Vereen to burn him again !!

  18. cibolomatt says: Feb 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    No big loss, he couldnt stop a nose bleed.

  19. newyorkgmen says: Feb 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    I’m surprised they released him. The Jets organization tends to keep fools such as Scott who throw penalty flags into the stands.

  20. ampats says: Feb 19, 2013 2:54 PM

    Looks like the Jets gave the same middle finger gesture to Scott that he gave the media after cleaniing out his locker last year.

  21. buddysguys says: Feb 19, 2013 2:55 PM

    please don’t come to Buffalo….what did we ever do to you???

  22. towniesman says: Feb 19, 2013 2:55 PM

    Baltimore ? He’s slower than Ray Lewis

  23. mec693 says: Feb 19, 2013 2:56 PM

    commence talk of how the Jets magically got 10 million under the cap and how john idzik is a genius..

  24. kayakattack says: Feb 19, 2013 3:01 PM

    Signing Free Agents is a lot like paying for a left of meal from an expensive restaurant .. It’s just not the same

  25. lawest111 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:01 PM

    All of the media talk about how the Jets’ cap was in such bad shape, etc. Completely uninformed, cut four players that would be released under any condition and now they are under the cap. Come on “media”

  26. tgifcarterthefourththefifth says: Feb 19, 2013 3:02 PM

    Come back to Baltimore!

  27. mccannagm says: Feb 19, 2013 3:04 PM

    No to Buffalo! Too slow.

  28. cdoyle444cdoyle444 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:04 PM

    The first thing I thought about when I read the headline was “Can’t Wait”. Everyone beat me to it. Anyways this guy is a loser and way past his prime. Hey Bart, bet you CAN’T WAIT to take considerably less money this year just to continue playing. LOSER!!

  29. gridassassin says: Feb 19, 2013 3:05 PM

    Did they dump him back off in his driveway, where they met up with him when they recruited him IMMEDIATELY as an UFA several years ago.

  30. mrphatal says: Feb 19, 2013 3:06 PM


    Yard sale, More like Fire sale!

  31. blackandbluedivision says: Feb 19, 2013 3:11 PM

    Bears!!!!!

  32. thingamajig says: Feb 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    Now Rex can predict a Super Bowl win for this year.

  33. contrarianjon says: Feb 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    Tremendous loss for the jets, he was a key piece to our underachievement over the past two years

  34. jamaltimore says: Feb 19, 2013 3:14 PM

    Great career for an undrafted free agent from nobody state. His mouth was always a little bigger than his game but his hit/sack on Pig Ben was one of the best EVER! Too bad he didn’t stick around with the Ravens he too could have gone out as a world champion but sure he made more money watching

  35. lanham4eve says: Feb 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    Welcome to buffalo

  36. reed20fence says: Feb 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    RAVENS!

  37. dowhatifeellike says: Feb 19, 2013 3:18 PM

    joemontanawasthegreatest says:
    Feb 19, 2013 2:41 PM
    Look for him to end up in Baltimore.

    Uh, there’s a reason they let him walk the first time…

  38. gotampabay52 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:19 PM

    Come to the Beaches of Tampa

  39. jprcox says: Feb 19, 2013 3:20 PM

    jetsarestacked:

    Ah, you forgot about the rookies you now need to sign after draft. Keep cutting and giving up your team. No wonder they didnt fire Rex, what coach would come to the Jet’s mess?

  40. 2dudes1dog1 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Vikings

  41. hehateme2 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:24 PM

    The “mess” that is the jet franchise is more than just the cap space.

  42. forreels says: Feb 19, 2013 3:27 PM

    He will have a new team in 5 minutes…….

  43. joshdh2687 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:27 PM

    The jets should have cut Sanchez and kept Scott.

  44. forreels says: Feb 19, 2013 3:28 PM

    jetsarestacked says: Feb 19, 2013 2:44 PM

    and just like that the jets are under the cap. actually, they were under the cap before cutting scott. so much for that cap mess the jets couldnt possibly recover from.

    I have to LOL’s just at your name. That says it all.

  45. mrwright313 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:32 PM

    joemontanawasthegreatest says:
    Feb 19, 2013 2:41 PM
    Look for him to end up in Baltimore.
    —————————————————
    He burned that bridge to the ground no sooner than he left.

  46. bcfalcon says: Feb 19, 2013 3:32 PM

    As much as I truly despise the jets with a passion, this was probably one of the smartest moves they could make. Their new GM appears to actually be capable of doing his job unlike the previous one.

  47. bmoritz2003 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:40 PM

    I must be missing something, what’s mean’t by the “,too”? Did they cut another player as well?

  48. catfanatic1979v1 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:47 PM

    Come to Jax…

  49. trollaikman8 says: Feb 19, 2013 3:50 PM

    Ehh, they cut him too? Implying there were other people cut as well?
    I can think of only 50 other cut-worthy Jets.

  50. salventuri says: Feb 19, 2013 4:02 PM

    The Jets need to get rid of half their team. Get the broom out.

  51. rcali says: Feb 19, 2013 4:07 PM

    At least you still have Mark Sanchez and Metonio Holmes Jet fans!

  52. rickmort says: Feb 19, 2013 4:14 PM

    —————————————————————-
    trippymane says: Feb 19, 2013 2:46 PM

    Jets fans yall guys are in good hands with this gm. He was a great vp down here in seattle.

    —————————————————————

    You do know that on a map Seattle is up in the US right?

  53. buffalobills716 says: Feb 19, 2013 4:14 PM

    Please pass him by Bills….

  54. exibitsman says: Feb 19, 2013 4:29 PM

    Great move by first year GM idzik,s Scott is a bum and so was pace idzik,s will rebuild the better then they ever were

  55. jetstizzi85 says: Feb 19, 2013 4:30 PM

    A few more cuts and restructures, and the Jets cap “mess” will be looking much better

  56. 69finfan says: Feb 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    Hot Sauced!

  57. thrstr says: Feb 19, 2013 5:08 PM

    very pleased to read all of the commentary and not see REDSKINS mentioned anywhere, at least they finally have it together

  58. lrjets says: Feb 19, 2013 5:10 PM

    And as is the case with most reported “cap disasters,” it’s mostly hype.

    The media report that they’re $26 million over the cap because it’s a big, scary number. But what they don’t report is that it’s mostly tied up in easy cuts. For example, Jason Smith, Eric Smith,Bart Scott and Tim Tebow—account for $23M of that 26M.

  59. rc33 says: Feb 19, 2013 5:13 PM

    Feel free to add him to your LBing crew. Last I checked, Scott’s still chasing Shane Vereen on that 83 yard swing pass.

  60. gobiggreen says: Feb 19, 2013 5:34 PM

    im good with this yard sale. Too much money spent on the defense and nothing on the offense got them into this mess of a team to begin with. Now go use the cap room and get some offense.

  61. mrlaloosh says: Feb 19, 2013 5:51 PM

    This clown was overrated from the get go. Rex likes big mouth dummies on his team. Makes him feel appreciated. Remember when Rex was parked in his driveway waiting for fee agency to start? Guy was never any good.

  62. noring4youstill says: Feb 19, 2013 6:07 PM

    I bet he could’ve waited.

  63. firstand4ever says: Feb 19, 2013 6:25 PM

    The “Salary Cap Hell” Jets just freed up close to 30 million dollars off of their cap by cutting three backups and two aging starters.

    So much for cap hell. Jets are about 11 million under the cap right now after those moves.

  64. billsfan1 says: Feb 19, 2013 6:28 PM

    The media report that they’re $26 million over the cap because it’s a big, scary number. But what they don’t report is that it’s mostly tied up in easy cuts. For example, Jason Smith, Eric Smith,Bart Scott and Tim Tebow—account for $23M of

    still have to sign players to replace them

  65. getyourownname says: Feb 19, 2013 6:45 PM

    To all Jets fans above who now bravely assert the Jets are under the cap and have solved the problem, consider that while they are about $7 million under the cap after these cuts, they only have 10 starters from last season under contract, with little money available to sign anyone.

    These moves were necessary, but it still ain’t pretty.

  66. nghtrder169 says: Feb 19, 2013 7:12 PM

    Jets fans there are still some more cuts coming & hopefully a few deals to get rid of some old dead weight…certain OLB’s, DT’s, WR’s & QB’s… No names need to be given now (unless u guys ask)… Time for some new blood —CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

  67. wrdtoyrmama says: Feb 19, 2013 8:17 PM

    The new GM has a lot to do, no doubt, and this was the easy lifting part.

    They’re not going to be able to get rid of Sanchez, but he’ll most likely be gone after next season, so another chunk comes off the cap.

    Question is what to do with Revis.
    At this point he’s almost a luxury on a team like the Jets, so I’d be leaning to get whatever you could for him, and move on.

    Re-sign Landry, they’ll probably cut at least one, maybe both starting OG’s, let Keller and Greene walk, draft a pass rusher, RB, and an OG.

  68. musicman495 says: Feb 19, 2013 8:24 PM

    So tell me, once the Jets fire the GM, and every assistant coach, and replace their QB and half their players, and they still finish 5-11, THEN will it be time to fire the head coach?????

  69. phloorioisanarcissist says: Feb 20, 2013 12:00 AM

    All the loudmouth boisterous “Ryan” family have been, and still, are overrated. That being said, both brothers have been in situations where management didn’t see eye to eye with them. Jerry Jones can’t admit he’s too old to be making decisions for a franchise he has a vested interest in, like Al Davis in his later years. Mike Tannenbaum was more about catering to the fan base, than winning championships. Still, if the Ryan’s would run their mouths less, there teams probably wouldn’t act the way they do. Attitude reflects leadership… coach.

  70. lrjets says: Feb 20, 2013 4:13 PM

    ampats says:Feb 19, 2013 2:54 PM

    Looks like the Jets gave the same middle finger gesture to Scott that he gave the media after cleaniing out his locker last year.

    Beats exposing oneself to a female!

  71. lrjets says: Feb 20, 2013 4:16 PM

    billsfan1 says:Feb 19, 2013 6:28 PM

    The media report that they’re $26 million over the cap because it’s a big, scary number. But what they don’t report is that it’s mostly tied up in easy cuts. For example, Jason Smith, Eric Smith,Bart Scott and Tim Tebow—account for $23M of

    still have to sign players to replace them

    Nothing gets by you!

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