In the latest episode of The Jet Press Podcast, Justin Fried and Mike Luciano discuss potential NY Jets cap casualties, Sauce Gardner's recruitment of Mike Evans and Calvin Ridley, and a notable change to the Jets' coaching staff.
The episode starts with a discussion about players on the Jets' roster who could be cap casualties this offseason. The Jets are projected to have under $1 million in cap space this year, but that number can be raised significantly with a few moves.
The most obvious cut candidate is tight end C.J. Uzomah, who, if released, would save the Jets $8 million in cap space. Uzomah is almost definitely a goner, but what about some other options?
The Jets will have difficult decisions to make with the likes of C.J. Mosley, Laken Tomlinson, and John Franklin-Myers. All of those players would save the Jets significant money if released, but the team could opt for a different route.
Don't be surprised to see general manager Joe Douglas rely heavily on restructures this offseason. Mosley, Tomlinson, and Franklin-Myers are all restructure candidates, as are a few other names that we discuss in the episode.
Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner recently took to social media to recruit a pair of high-profile free-agent wide receivers, Mike Evans and Calvin Ridley. How likely is it that either player will be available in the offseason? Which player makes more sense for the Jets?
Finally, Justin and Mike broke down the Jets' decision to part ways with running backs coach Taylor Embree. The Jets had interest in the highly-regarded Duce Staley, but they'll have to look elsewhere after he joined the Cleveland Browns.
Was moving on from Embree the right move? What options are out there to replace him? Are there any other coaches that should'e been fired?
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