4. Shaq Lawson, DE, NY Jets
The Jets attempted to mitigate the loss of Carl Lawson when they sent a sixth-round pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for veteran defensive end Shaq Lawson.
It was a move that made sense at the time, but it isn't one that has had much of an impact. Lawson has been ineffective in his lone season with the Jets recording just one sack in 14 games. He's even been a healthy scratch on multiple occasions.
With a $9 million cap hit next season, the Jets could cut ties with Lawson with $0 in dead cap. This one's a no-brainer.
Lawson has not been good and the Jets could move on with no cap penalty rather than pay a large sum to a player who likely won't be in the rotation next season. And that's exactly what they're going to do.
5. Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets
The third wide receiver on this list, Jamison Crowder has easily been the most effective of the ones we've talked about. But that won't be enough to save his roster spot.
Crowder deserves a lot of credit for how reliable of a player he's been for the Jets over the last three years. The team's leading receiver in 2019 and 2020, Crowder took more of a backseat role in 2021 but has still made his presence felt.
However, the Duke product is set to be a free agent in the offseason and the Jets will probably look to get younger at the position. Crowder turns 29-years-old in June and isn't part of the Jets' future.
He's been a highly productive player during his time in green and white, but Jamison Crowder is likely playing his final game with the Jets this Sunday.