The NY Jets are set to enter the offseason with a projected $47 million in cap space which ranks as one of the higher figures in the NFL. They should be able to increase that number with a few moves as well.
General manager Joe Douglas has done a good job cleaning up the cap mess that former GM Mike Maccagnan left the Jets in. Gone are awful contracts for the likes of Trumaine Johnson and Le'Veon Bell.
For the most part, Douglas has played it safe on the free-agent market. As a result, the Jets still have their fair share of financial flexibility entering the offseason.
Even still, just as teams do every year, there are a few players on the team who could be released in an effort to create additional cap space.
Sometimes these players simply aren't performing up to the standard set by their contract and teams are just looking to get their money's worth. Other times, there just isn't enough guaranteed money on a deal to warrant keeping a player around at that price point.
We saw that last year with Jamison Crowder. Crowder was a productive player for the Jets, but his lack of guaranteed money gave the team all the leverage and allowed them to force him to take a pay cut with the threat that he would just be released if he didn't agree.
Either way, the Jets have their options. Let's take a look at four players who could be cap casualties this offseason.