Jets decline Erin Henderson’s option

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The Jets made headlines by releasing center Nick Mangold on Saturday, but that wasn’t only decision they made regarding a veteran’s future with the franchise.

According to multiple reports, the Jets have decided not to pick up the option on linebacker Erin Henderson’s contract for the 2017 season. That will make Henderson an unrestricted free agent next month.

Henderson only played in five games last season before being placed on the non-football injury list for reasons that weren’t publicly disclosed. He played all 16 games for the team in 2015 and spent six years with the Vikings before missing the entire 2014 season following his release in the wake of a DUI arrest.

The move creates $2.57 in salary cap space for the Jets, who have been in cost-control mode of late with the departures of Henderson, Mangold, Breno Giacomini, Ryan Clady and Nick Folk.

9 responses to “Jets decline Erin Henderson’s option

  1. In more suprising news this week, the Jets still expect their fans to continue to spend thousands to buy season tickets, and even more for their PLS’ s.

    In other news, Vegas just set the odds that Jet fans will be happy with their #1 pick this draft at a million to one.

  2. .
    The six worst teams in the NFL last season were :

    San Francisco
    LA Rams
    NY Jets

    Of those six, which has the worst roster? Which has the bleakest future? If you said the Jets, you’re correct. They have an overall ill conceived roster with their cap dollars allocated in all the wrong areas. They have no QB They have a bunch of check cashers like Revis and Wilkerson who turn the locker room toxic. Their secondary and offensive line are nowhere near NFL quality. And that’s just for openers. It’s like their 53 man roster needs 50 new faces.

  3. 6ball: You’ve got two things wrong:
    a) Wilkerson is not a check-casher. He broke his leg at the end of the 2015 season, and broken legs tend to take more than a year to heal fully. I expect a return to form for him in 2017.
    b) Wilkerson is not a locker-room cancer; his linemate Richardson is.

    Other than those two points, I’m not arguing with you.

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