Clayton: Jets have worst cap situation

January, 10, 2013
1/10/13
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ESPN's John (The Professor) Clayton has an interesting read on the salary-cap situation of every team. According to Clayton, the Jets are a league-high $19.4 million over the 2013 cap.

Each team is allowed to use a "carryover," moving unused cap room from 2012 into 2013. The Jets have a $3.4 million carryover, reducing the overage to $19.4 million.

Let's put that into some perspective, though. By cutting LB Calvin Pace, LB Bart Scott, OT Jason Smith and S Eric Smith, the Jets will clear $30.7 million in cap space. That will give them some room to operate, but keep in mind that, by cutting those players, they'll have only 10 starters under contract.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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