The New York Jets made headlines Tuesday as they announced the releases of two veterans.
Earlier in the day, the team let go of linebacker David Harris, who has spent his 10-year NFL career with Gang Green. A report by NFL Insider Adam Schefter was confirmed later in the day that the team will also part ways with wideout Eric Decker.
“We advised Eric that if a trade doesn’t happen, we’ll move forward without him,” Mike Maccagnan, Jets general manager, said.
In his three seasons with the Jets, Decker caught 163 passes for 2,183 yards and 19 touchdowns. However, he’s been hit with injuries over the years – being limited to three games last season due to hip and shoulder surgeries.
The moves come in the midst of a very busy offseason for New York. The team has been rebuilding their roster, saying goodbye to several veterans already – including Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall and Calvin Pryor.
With the cuts of Harris and Decker, who both practiced on Tuesday before being released, the Jets save a combined $13.75 million. The team now has only four players over the age of 30.