5 NY Jets players who likely played their final game with the team

Justin Fried
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3. Lamarcus Joyner, S, NY Jets

Lamarcus Joyner didn't play for the Jets in Week 18 as he sat out with a hip injury, so in his case, Joyner's swan song with the Jets almost certainly came in the team's Week 17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Simply put, Joyner was the weakest link in the Jets' defense this season. The Jets brought him back this offseason with the hope that he can provide the team with a cheap and dependable starting free safety option.

Unfortunately, Joyner just wasn't a starting-caliber player for much of the year. Joyner's 57.0 Pro Football Focus grade ranked 72nd out of 89 qualified safeties while his abysmal 53.4 PFF coverage grade ranked 71st out of 86 qualifiers.

While the Jets' cornerback duo of Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed was likely the best in football, their safety tandem of Joyner and Jordan Whitehead left a lot to be desired.

There's a chance that the Jets opt to move on from Whitehead as well. The 25-year-old had an underwhelming first season with the team and the Jets could save nearly $8 million by releasing him.

Either way, Joyner is most certainly gone. He's set to be a free agent again at the end of the season and it wouldn't make much sense for the Jets to bring him back.

Move on and look for an upgrade this offseason. This one should pretty much be a formality.

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