5 potential cap casualties the NY Jets could sign in free agency

The Jets should keep an eye on these 5 players
NY Jets, Tyler Lockett
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4. The NY Jets could target David Andrews

It's no secret the Jets will be exploring every avenue to improve their offensive line this offseason. Finding quality offensive linemen in free agency is often a difficult task, but look no further than their division rivals for a potential target.

Longtime New England Patriots center David Andrews is seen as a potential cap casualty this offseason as he enters the final year of his contract. Andrews is still playing at a pretty high level, but the Patriots would save $6.5 million if he was released.

The two-time Super Bowl champion has finished ranked in the top 14 among qualified centers in Pro Football Focus grade every year since 2017, and he was penalized just once this past season.

Andrews has remained durable, starting 117 games over the last eight years in New England. The Jets could shift Joe Tippmann to guard if Andrews was signed, allowing the team to either move Alijah Vera-Tucker to right tackle or cut ties with Laken Tomlinson.

3. The NY Jets could target Tyler Lockett

The Jets have been connected to seemingly every potentially available wide receiver this offseason. From Davante Adams to Mike Evans to Calvin Ridley, the Jets are expected to explore every wide receiver option.

One name that hasn't been discussed much, however, is Tyler Lockett. The longtime Seattle Seahawks wide receiver is coming off another productive season in 2023, but he's someone who could be a cap casualty this offseason.

The Seahawks could save over $7 million by releasing Lockett, or a whopping $17 million if they designate him as a post-June 1st cut. The addition of Jaxon Smith-Njigba in last year's draft could make him expendable.

Lockett has recorded over 1,000 yards in four of the last five seasons and would be an excellent WR2 opposite Garrett Wilson. His situation is worth monitoring.