New York Jets to release Jerricho Cotchery

By Marc A. Greenberg

Enter Derrick Mason.  Exit Jerricho Cotchery.

The New York Jets are expected to release the WR after Mason, 37, passes a team physical later today.

Cotchery, 29, who played his entire seven-year career for the Jets, is as reliable and classy as they come and will be missed.

Asked if he felt his loyalty to the organization has not been rewarded , he hesitated.

“For me, I don’t know. I don’t know how to feel, to be honest,” Cotchery said. “Like I said, I put in a lot of work for the Jets. Became a starter in ’06, started off with special teams with Mike Westhoff in ’04, and just tried to handle my business the right way. The guys I spoke to coming in as a rookie, I just felt like they handled their business the right way. Curtis Martin and Chad Pennington, Wayne Chrebet. So that’s how I was going to handle my business. I tried to do that for the most part, but everything doesn’t work out the way you want it to work out. However God wants it to work out is best for me. So that’s where I find my peace.”

“It’s time to move on,” Cotchery told Manish Mehtaof the New York Daily News.