The New York Jets are saying goodbye to several well-known veterans.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will release defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, outside linebacker Vernon Gholston, offensive lineman Damien Woody and defensive end Jason Taylor.
The goodbye might not be forever, however, as the team would consider signing some or possibly all of the players, if they’re willing to take reduced salaries.
Jenkins has said he’s working hard to get ready to play in 2011. Gholston was a major disappointment as the sixth pick in the 2008 NFL draft, but he’s only 24 and will surely get a shot to make it in the league somewhere this year. Woody had a good year but is recovering from knee and Achilles tendon injuries. Taylor is expected to retire.