The New York Jets released veteran linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace and three other players, clearing about $31 million in salary cap space.
Jets’ offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo is unhappy about Rex Ryan’s handling of the left guard position.
Sent packing from the Jets to St. Louis last month in a swap of embattled right tackles, Hunter had just about enough of the Tri-State pressure cooker.
Hey, if the Jets managed to turn around Aaron Maybin on the defensive side, a former first-round pick who was widely considered a bust in Buffalo, why not Smith on the offensive line?
Hopefully, someday, Hunter’s four-year legacy with the Jets will be measured by the man he showed over the past 10 days, and not just his rough 2011 season on the field.
It’s hard to use the word impressive in most any talk about the Jets’ preseason offense. But there is one exception: right tackle.
The New York Jets have acquired Jason Smith from the St. Louis Rams for Wayne Hunter in a swap of disappointing right tackles.
“I have to take full advantage of it,” Howard said. “When you get a new chance, you always have to have a positive outlook. I have the mindset to show what I can do.”
General manager Mike Tannenbaum and his staff may be on the lookout for help outside the organization. The Jets have reportedly contacted teams to inquire about trading for a tackle.
Say what you will of Wayne Hunter’s play, he has owned up to every mistake and only ever worked hard at his craft. He deserved better.
Not everyone agrees. There was plenty of immediate feedback — mostly negative — on Twitter, where former Giants offensive tackle and current NFL analyst Roman Oben posted, “I heard that. What is Mike T smoking?”
“I think more than anything you would want people to say, ‘There’s someone that helps the team win football games,’” Tebow told Boomer & Carton.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan has made the decision to bench offensive tackle Wayne Hunter. Starting in Hunter’s place will be Austin Howard.
Embattled tackle Wayne Hunter was a no-go for the Jets family night practice Tuesday. “We had a conversation that was a personal thing and that’s the way that it will remain,” said Rex Ryan.
The Jets’ offense is struggling mightily, and a lot of the blame is being dumped on Wayne Hunter’s massive shoulders. The starting right tackle knows he needs to get better — and fast.
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