How much salary cap space do the NY Jets have left?

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The NY Jets have had a relatively quiet free-agency period, at least at the time of writing. Their ongoing pursuit of Aaron Rodgers has perhaps prevented the team from making many high-profile moves.

That said, it hasn't necessarily been due to a lack of trying. They made pushes to sign players like Orlando Brown Jr., Jake Brendel, and Fletcher Cox, only to miss out on all three.

The Jets have only made one official free-agent signing to date, inking former Washington Commanders offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer to a two-year, $5 million contract on Thursday.

The team has also reportedly signed wide receiver Allen Lazard, but since the details of that contract have not been made official, he does not currently count against their salary cap.

Lazard's deal is expected to be worth four years and $44 million, although the exact structure remains unknown. For the purpose of this article, his contract will not be included.

Even though the Jets have only made one external addition and haven't even added Rodgers yet, they're pretty tight on cap space. That means the team will have to make a few more releases/restructures this offseason.

But how much cap space do the Jets currently have at this very moment?

How much cap space do the NY Jets have?

According to Over The Cap, the Jets currently have $15,081,178 in cap space remaining. Again, that's not including the Lazard deal, nor is it including the eventual Rodgers addition.

Fortunately, there are numerous ways the Jets can create cap space. The Lazard signing is expected to be followed by the release of Corey Davis, which would save the Jets nearly $11 million in cap space.

It's also expected that they will restructure the contract of linebacker C.J. Mosley, who currently counts $21.5 million against the cap. The Jets could also do a number of things to lower Carl Lawson's $15.7 million cap hit. They could extend him or release and sign him at a smaller cap hit.

Other potential cut candidates include Jordan Whitehead, Ashtyn Davis, and Justin Hardee. The Jets have plenty of flexibility, even after restructuring a few contracts already this offseason.

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General manager Joe Douglas will have to make his fair share of roster moves to make the Jets cap compliant. Expect some moves to be made in the coming days.