NY Jets apparently release backup center Jonotthan Harrison, per his Instagram

NY Jets, Jonotthan Harrison (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Jonotthan Harrison (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

The NY Jets have apparently released backup center Jonotthan Harrison.

The NY Jets have seemingly cut their second player of the day in backup offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison.

While no report has been made official at the time of writing, Harrison posted a goodbye on his Instagram indicating that his time with the organization had come to an end.

This comes hours after the team reportedly released linebacker James Burgess. Burgess started 10 games for the team in 2019 and was their leading tackler a year ago.

Below is Harrison’s post in its entirety.


A former undrafted free agent in 2014, Harrison spent the first three years of his career playing with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Jets prior to the 2017 season.

After playing in eight games with one start in his first season, Harrison would go on to start 18 games over the next two years while suiting up for all 32 possible contests.

In both 2018 and 2019, Harrison entered the year as the backup center before being inserted into the starting lineup either due to injury or poor performance.

The 29-year-old also has experience playing offensive guard and even played there with the Jets both in-game and in practice. However, it clearly wasn’t enough to keep him around.

Harrison was a well-respected member of the locker room and the Jets’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2019. But now it seems as though his time with the team has come to an end.

How will the NY Jets replace Jonotthan Harrison?

The Jets signed versatile offensive lineman Josh Andrews in the offseason and he was expected to compete for one of the final roster spots. Evidently, his play was enough to convince the Jets to move on from Harrison.

Much like his now-former teammate, Andrews is also a former Colts’ lineman who has experience playing both center and offensive guard. The Jets clearly felt that having both of them on the roster was redundant so they opted to go with the younger, cheaper Andrews.

Harrison’s $2.25 million salary was not guaranteed meaning that the Jets will save that money in cap space adding to their cumulative total that will likely roll over into next season.

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With under 24 hours to go until the roster cutdown deadline, expect many more releases to follow.