The Jets apparently won’t need D’Brickashaw Ferguson to take a pay cut to clear cap room.
Because he’s not going to be there.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, the Jets left tackle is retiring at the age of 32.
Ferguson is healthy, which makes the move a surprise on a number of levels. He never missed a snap because of injury over 10 years, and hasn’t fallen off to the degree that another team wouldn’t want him. But he was carrying a $14.1 million cap charge, and the Jets wanted to pay him less than the $10.375 million he was due this year.
The Jets were mentioned in connection to some free agent tackles, and will clearly need to find a replacement. Denver’s Ryan Clady has been made surplus to requirements, but he’s carrying a significant cap charge of his own at the moment.