Report: New York Jets Michael Vick and Chris Johnson to be Released

By Alan Schechter

It seems that general manager Mike Maccagnan will begin to put his footprint on his New York Jets very soon.

According to a report from Kristian Dyer in the Metro, the Jets are set to move on from both Chris Johnson and Michael Vick. The Jets have until Monday to decide if the second year of Johnson’s contract will move ahead, but according the noted league source, it will not, and Johnson will be gone.

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Johnson’s performance has clearly gone downhill. For the Jets, he posted his only season of under 1,000 yards rushing, and only saw the endzone twice (one rushing, one receiving), down from the ten scores in 2013. That combined with Johnson’s Florida arrest have likely ended his time in New York with the Jets.

Michael Vick is a different matter. Vick will get the opportunity to test free agency, but there may be mutual interest in a return to the Jets. A lot will be determined by how the Jets handle the draft and free agency, but Michael Vick will get the opportunity to seek other offers around the league.

This comes as no surprise either, in that Vick didn’t exactly light the world on fire when he played, although he was a solid influence on Geno Smith.