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Jets push Ryan Clady’s bonus back, buying time to decide

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Even if they’re not sure what to do with Ryan Clady long-term, the Jets bought themselves some time to decide.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Jets restructured the veteran left tackle’s contract, avoiding making a decision now.

Clady’s deal originally called for a $2.5 million roster bonus payable in February, but that was rolled into his base salary for the year (now $10 million), which is not guaranteed. He has another $1 million available in incentives.

Clady finished the season on injured reserve with a rotator cuff injury, and this move gives them time to evaluate his condition and decide if they want to hang onto him, and it gives them time to look for a potential replacement if they don’t.

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9 Responses to “Jets push Ryan Clady’s bonus back, buying time to decide”
  1. intrafinesse says: Jan 27, 2017 1:23 PM

    Clady was terrible.
    The Jets have 2 options:

    1 – cut him

    2 – get him to take a big pay cut, but with incentives

    If they over pay him they are … the Jets.

  2. baldy55 says: Jan 27, 2017 2:38 PM

    He gets a vet minimum salary with incentives or he gets nothing. Getting him and a 7th round pick for a 5th was worth the risk.

  3. omegalh says: Jan 27, 2017 2:49 PM

    Hows does that help clady?

  4. azcactus says: Jan 27, 2017 2:55 PM

    We’ll be happy to take him off your hands
    – Seahawks fan

  5. intrafinesse says: Jan 27, 2017 2:58 PM

    omegalh says:
    Jan 27, 2017 2:49 PM
    Hows does that help clady?
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    Clady sucked. The Jets are probably negotiating with him, and this buys them time.
    If Clady wanted to be cut all he’d have to say is “No, pay me my bonus and 10MM”.

  6. baldy55 says: Jan 27, 2017 3:42 PM

    He can’t stay healthy. You can’t help the club in the tub. He will be cut. Saves 10 Million on the cap with no dead money.

  7. bhampax says: Jan 27, 2017 4:25 PM

    omegalh says:
    Jan 27, 2017 2:49 PM
    Hows does that help clady?
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    They would have just cut him if he said “no”. He has a chance at staying on for $10M.

    Clady’s chances of signing a big contract with a new team after coming off an IR injury and basically not playing this season aren’t good – so that’s what’s in it for him.

  8. electricnostalgia says: Jan 27, 2017 6:24 PM

    Been on IR for like 5 years straight. Why is anyone even considering paying this dude more money for nothing?

  9. mongo3401 says: Jan 27, 2017 7:06 PM

    10 mil is a lot for Clady

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