Rich ChiminiESPN Staff WriterRead in 2 minutes
FROHAM PARK, N.J. — In preparation for the potential addition of free agent and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets have created a $13.1 million salary cap room by restructuring three veteran contracts. bottom.
They have re-signed three players from the free-agent class for 2022 — guard Raiken Tomlinson, cornerback DJ Reid and tight end Tyler Conklin, sources told ESPN’s Field Yates on Saturday. .
Previously, the Jets regrouped tight end CJ Uzoma (another member of the 2022 class) and released wide receiver Braxton Berrios.
All in all, the cap savings total more than $21 million. The Jets had to make the move because they were just over the $224.8 million cap. Teams must comply with the cap by his March 15th, the start of the new league year.
And now they’re waiting for Rodgers to make a decision about his future. .
The Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, flew to Southern California on Tuesday to meet with Rodgers. Packers president Mark Murphy confirmed Friday that the Jets have given him permission to speak to the four-time MVP.
Both the Jets and Packers want to settle before free agency starts. The legal tampering period begins Monday.
Meanwhile, the Jets have been able to make more moves. Wide receiver Corey Davis ($11.2 million) and safety Jordan Whitehead ($10.2 million) are likely victims of the cap.
To redo the contracts of Tomlinson, Reed and Conklin, the Jets simply converted their 2023 base salaries into contract bonuses prorated over the final two years of their contracts. No void years were added. Each player is under contract until 2024.