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Jets | Coles could face pay cut or have contract renegotiated

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:26:04 -0800

 

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Jets, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles could be asked by the team to take a pay cut or have his contract restructured.

 

Jets | Mawae could face pay cut or have contract renegotiated

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:25:58 -0800

 

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Jets, reports New York Jets C Kevin Mawae could be asked by the team to take a pay cut or have his contract restructured.

 

Jets | Fabini could have contract renegotiated

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:25:50 -0800

 

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports New York Jets OT Jason Fabini is scheduled to make $3.2 million in base salary in 206 and count against $4.6 million against the cap. Fabini will likely be a backup lineman next season, so the team could attempt to renegotiate his contract.

 

I can see Mawae restructuring, but I can also see him refusing. Same with Coles. Coles seemed to be changed when he rejoined the team, and that he really wanted to be a part of the Jets. However, he also tends to be an ego and could refuse. Fabini will likely get cut and try to land on a team with a rookie starter or another unstable player where he could win the starting job still. Actually, he could here, but I don't see him restructuring. He'd likely test the market first.

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Jets | Team asks Martin to take a pay-cut

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 06:09:49 -0800

 

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets have asked RB Curtis Martin to take a significant pay-cut and talks have begun on the subject. Martin will count $8.1 million on the salary cap, which includes $6.2 million in base salary. The Jets would clear $2.4 million in cap room by cutting the NFL's fourth all-time leading rusher. Martin isn't untouchable, although it's believed the Jets would like to have him back in a reduced role.

 

Jets | Team working to reduce Pennington's cap number

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 19:01:41 -0800

 

Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports the New York Jets and agents for QB Chad Pennington have begun discussions aimed at dramatically reducing the injured quarterback's salary cap figure for 2006, according to a source close to the situation. Pennington's contract calls for a base salary of $6 million this season. Pennington also is scheduled to receive a $3 million roster bonus on the first day of the league year in early March. Those figures, plus $3 million of prorated signing bonus money, add up to a $12 million cap figure for 2006. They have the option of converting his 2006 base salary to guaranteed money, which would allow them to prorate it over the next four years for cap purposes. The expected move would reduce Pennington's cap figure to $7.5 million in 2006. The team is believed to be seeking a much more aggressive adjustment, including a playing-time incentives clause that would further reduce his cap figure while forcing Pennington to earn some of the money the team already has agreed to pay. Something must be worked out by the end of the month, when the Jets will have to make plans to bring in a quarterback to compete with Pennington.

 

This is one thing I like about the new front office: there are no previous personal attachments to players. They would have no problem with cutting Pennington or Martin, unless the cap hit is more favorable to wait a year or something.

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Jets | Abraham wants out

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 06:04:01 -0800

 

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets DE John Abraham, confused by the direction of the organization and upset that it seemingly doesn't consider him part of the long-term plan, has told friends that he wants to play elsewhere. "He wants to get the hell out of New York," a person close to Abraham said Tuesday, Feb. 14. "He's pretty upset." The Jets have until Feb. 23 to decide whether to use the franchise tag on Abraham for the second straight year. The thought is the Jets will use the tag for the purpose of trading him, but there are serious salary cap implications that might force the Jets to simply let him hit the open market.

Douchebag.
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that's a little iffy, bro... I wouldn't get rid of Martin, till he's ready to go, and Chad will be back next season as the starter... the thing is how long will he last before he gets hurt... if healthy he's one of the best QB's in the league

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Jets | Mawae will apparently refuse pay cut

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 05:27:31 -0800

 

Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports New York Jets OC Kevin Mawae, coming off surgery to repair a torn left triceps, apparently will refuse to take a pay cut and will ask the Jets to release him if they can't handle his projected $4.5 million cap figure.

 

Jets | Pennington declines pay cut

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 05:23:48 -0800

 

Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington's agent, Tom Condon, has rejected the Jets' proposal to slash the injured quarterback's base salary for 2006 to $1 million and force him to earn the remaining $8 million he is owed through incentives. The Jets have until Mar. 3 to decide if they can live with Pennington's current contract, negotiate a cap reduction or release him. The quarterback is due a $3 million roster bonus Mar. 3.

 

Jets | Pennington declines pay cut

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 05:23:48 -0800

 

Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington's agent, Tom Condon, has rejected the Jets' proposal to slash the injured quarterback's base salary for 2006 to $1 million and force him to earn the remaining $8 million he is owed through incentives. The Jets have until Mar. 3 to decide if they can live with Pennington's current contract, negotiate a cap reduction or release him. The quarterback is due a $3 million roster bonus Mar. 3.

 

Fuck you, Pennington. Worthless bastard.

 

As far as Mawae, I am on his side. They agreed to the contract, and he has lived up to it his entire time with the Jets. I really hope they don't release him. Pennington HASN'T lived up to it and has been a little bitch.

 

Jets | Team confirms Law will be released

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 05:30:22 -0800

 

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports the New York Jets have confirmed they will release CB Ty Law shortly, thus exonerating themselves of the $11 million payment that would trigger Law's contract into effect this season and beyond, and letting him become a free agent again.

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Jets | Abraham to be franchised again

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 05:35:10 -0800

 

Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports sources with knowledge of the situation have told the paper the New York Jets have notified DE John Abraham's representatives that the team will once again name him their franchise player. Abraham will earn $8.3 million next season. Even though the Jets will tag Abraham, they may still try to trade him, with San Diego, Washington, Cleveland and Houston possible destinations.

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Jets to put franchise tag on Abraham again

Friday, February 17, 2006

BY DAVE HUTCHINSON

Star-Ledger Staff

 

The Jets have told the representatives for three-time Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham that they plan to place the franchise tag on him for a second consecutive season, someone with knowledge of the situation told The Star-Ledger last night.

 

Abraham, who had wanted a long-term deal but now simply wants out of New York, according to those close to him, will earn $8.3 million next season. Even though the Jets will tag Abraham, they may still try to trade him, with San Diego, Washington, Cleveland and Houston possible destinations.

 

Abraham, 27, had 10 1/2 sacks last season and played an entire 16-game schedule for the first time since the 2002 season. The Jets had said they would try to negotiate a long-term deal with Abraham if he stayed healthy.

 

 

Meanwhile, quarterback Chad Pennington, who has been asked to take an $8 million salary cut with the chance to recoup the money in incentives, is said to be willing to work with the club, but his agent, Tom Condon, is playing hardball.

 

Pennington, who is scheduled to make $9 million next season, will almost certainly accept some sort of restructuring.

 

Running back Curtis Martin, who turns 33 in May, has been receptive to reworking his contract and will remain with the team. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $6.2 million next season.

 

Next week, the Jets are planning to release several veterans, including cornerback Ty Law, tackles Jason Fabini and Scott Gragg, guard Pete Kendall, fullback Jerald Sowell and quarterback Jay Fiedler.

 

In other developments, the Jets have fired vice president of operations Mike Kensil, who had been with the club for the past 29 years, and interviewed University of Miami tight ends coach Mario Cristobal for the same position. A former offensive line coach at Rutgers, Cristobal is the leading candidate for the job.

I love Martin. What a great guy.
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Wow, that's a lot of proven talent going on the market. I'd love to sign a guy like Kendall possibly.

 

I want to keep Luke and am totally against trading him and eventually drafting that tackle but I guess Fabini being on the market will spice up that rumor.

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Kevin Mawae was just on Sirius NFL Radio and stated that (1) he was not one of the players to comment on Pennington and (2) any rumors about Mawae himself turning down the proposal of taking a paycut are false because he hasn't personally heard from the team.

I hope so.

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http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?...7430.xml&coll=1

Kerry Collins - QB - Raiders

The Jets reportedly aren't interested in Kerry Collins.

Coach Eric Mangini will probably look for youth in a possible quarterback acquisition.

Feb. 21 - 10:13 am et

Source: Newark Star-Ledger

 

Thank God.

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Curtis Martin - RB - Jets

Jets coach Eric Mangini confirmed that Curtis Martin will be back with the Jets, but not necessarily as a starter.

"Curtis is going to be in the competition for the running back spot," Mangini said. Martin will take a paycut to stay, if he hasn't already. Cedric Houston is the only other viable running back currently on the Jets roster.

Feb. 21 - 9:42 am et

Source: Newsday

That's good to hear.

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Jets | Offensive line moves could impact Pennington's decision

Tue, 21 Feb 2006 18:29:21 -0800

 

Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports the moves the New York Jets make with their offensive line could impact QB Chad Pennington's decision to return to the team. While it's too early to write off Pennington, who ultimately might instruct his agent, Tom Condon, to stop playing hardball, it's difficult to imagine him attempting a comeback behind an offensive line that doesn't include OC Kevin Mawae, OT Jason Fabini and OG Pete Kendall.

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Jets | Team may explore trading Mawae

Tue, 21 Feb 2006 18:24:02 -0800

 

Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports two people with knowledge of the New York Jets' strategy said the team is open to exploring trade possibilities for OC Kevin Mawae, who is coming off triceps surgery and is due to count $4.5 million on the 2006 salary cap.

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New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com

 

Jets may sack QB Chad today

BY RICH CIMINI

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

 

The Jets' tumultuous offseason already has claimed the coach and general manager. Today, we'll find out if the quarterback goes, too.

 

After months of speculation and a week of negotiations that may continue up until today's deadline, Chad Pennington's contract situation finally will be resolved. If he doesn't agree to a pay cut - as of last night, it was too uncertain to call - he will be released, a move that would dramatically alter the direction of the franchise.

 

The Jets' new regime is in a housecleaning mode (seven players were cut last week), and the overhaul could claim more bodies today, including Kevin Mawae. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, said he was informed yesterday by GM Mike Tannenbaum that the club likely will part ways with the six-time Pro Bowl center.

 

Technically, the Jets don't have to make any cuts to get under the $94.5 million salary cap by tomorrow's deadline. Quietly, they got under the cap by restructuring contracts, including those of Laveranues Coles and Shaun Ellis, it was learned. Mawae's situation apparently goes beyond money. At 35, recovering from a torn triceps, he doesn't fit into new coach Eric Mangini's rebuilding plan. Mawae was given permission recently to seek a trade, and he took that as a sign that he's no longer wanted.

 

The Jets want Pennington, but it has to be on their terms. He's scheduled to make $9 million, including a $3 million roster bonus due tomorrow. The Jets, concerned about his twice-repaired throwing shoulder, don't want to pay the bonus.

 

On Tuesday, Pennington said he wanted to remain with the Jets, expressing optimism the two sides could find a "middle ground." Initially, the Jets wanted to slash his salary to $1 million, a jarring proposal that left some in the Pennington camp thinking the Jets were hellbent on cutting the 29-year-old quarterback. But last weekend, in a meeting with Pennington's agent, Tom Condon, Tannenbaum sweetened the offer. The negotiations "took a few steps forward," according to Pennington. But, as of yesterday, some industry sources still felt Pennington's return wasn't a slam dunk.

 

Privately, the Jets say they're prepared to start over at quarterback. It would be a surprise if they give Pennington more than $3 million in guarantees in a reworked contract. Pennington, coming off two shoulder operations in an eight-month span, isn't likely to generate much interest on the open market.

 

If the Jets cut Pennington, they would take a $12 million cap hit, but they would realize a net savings of $3 million. A possible landing spot would be Kansas City, where he'd be reunited with former Jets coach Herm Edwards.

 

The Jets will save $1.1 million by releasing Mawae, one of the best players in team history. The Eagles, who have plenty of cap room, are planning to pursue him.

 

"Nothing is official, but I got a sense from talking to (the Jets) that Kevin will be a free agent," Bartelstein said. "I think they've made the decision to retool and start over."

 

Others on the bubble are Pete Kendall ($5.2 million cap number), David Barrett ($3.8 million) and Eric Barton ($3.8 million), each of whom is due a large roster bonus tomorrow.

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Jets | Favoring Cutler over Young

Thu, 2 Mar 2006 06:00:10 -0800

 

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports a source said the New York Jets have elevated Vanderbilt QB Jay Cutler above Texas QB Vince Young in draft order because of Young's poor score on the Wonderlic test. "A lot of people are scared of Vince Young right now," one NFL agent said. "Are you going to draft Vince Young with a Wonderlic score of 6 who's three years away (from playing)?"

 

 

Jets | Team interested in Shaffer

Thu, 2 Mar 2006 05:56:22 -0800

 

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports a source said the New York Jets are interested in Atlanta Falcons OT Kevin Shaffer, when he becomes and unrestricted free agent. "That strongly leads me to believe that the Jets are going to go after a quarterback with their first-round draft pick," the source said. "If they want (Shaffer) that badly, then why would they draft (Virginia) OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, who's the best tackle in the draft?"

 

Jets | Pennington's contract talks going well?

Thu, 2 Mar 2006 05:49:55 -0800

 

Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports negotiations between the New York Jets and QB Chad Pennington's agent Tom Condon gained momentum Wednesday, March 1, as the two sides tried to beat tonight's deadline to strike a deal that will allow the team to get under the salary cap. One alternative being considered, a person familiar with the talks said, is converting some of Pennington's base salary and part of the $3 million roster bonus he is due to receive Friday, March 3, into signing bonus so it can be prorated for cap relief.

 

 

Jets | Team expected to resolve Pennington's contract situation today

Thu, 2 Mar 2006 05:44:28 -0800

 

The New York Daily News reports New York Jets are expected to resolve QB Chad Pennington's contract situation Thursday, March 2.

 

Jets | Mawae could be gone Thursday

Thu, 2 Mar 2006 05:36:17 -0800

 

The New York Daily News reports agent Mark Bartelstein said he was informed Wednesday, Match 1, by New York Jets general manger Mike Tannenbaum that the team likely will part ways with OC Kevin Mawae. Mawae's situation apparently goes beyond money. At 35, recovering from a torn triceps, he doesn't fit into new head coach Eric Mangini's rebuilding plan. Mawae was given permission recently to seek a trade, and he took that as a sign that he's no longer wanted. The Jets will save $1.1 million by releasing Mawae. "Nothing is official, but I got a sense from talking to (the Jets) that Kevin will be a free agent," Bartelstein said. "I think they've made the decision to retool and start over."

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