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Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

Posted on: February 28, 2011 6:26 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2011 6:50 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Jets have been expected to release linebacker bust Vernon Gholston at some point, but the report coming out Monday night that they cut Gholston, defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, defensive end Jason Taylor AND right tackle Damien Woody is pretty shocking.

Woody confirmed the news, as first reported by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, on his Twitter account Monday night.

"Just informed about my release," Woody tweeted. "I want to thank the Jets and all the fans out there ... it was a great ride!"

Gholston, as noted above, is almost expected, because he's been such a tremendous bust since the Jets drafted him sixth overall in 2008.

Taylor provided the Jets with nice defensive depth in 2010, but he's obviously up there in age and a good candidate for retirement. His contract also reportedly called for a $10 million roster bonus, but it's believed he didn't meet the requirements to unlock that.

Jenkins has been unable to make it past October each of the past two seasons and the $3.75 million he's owed (plus roster bonuses) make him a reasonable target to cut.

Gutting Woody from the roster probably hurts the most, but the Jets said they were moving Vladimir Ducasse to right tackle, which makes Woody expendable.

It's worth noting, too, that Mehta added the Jets might be interested in re-signing all four of the guys listed above, if they were willing to take reduced salaries. That's the definition of a Catch-22 situation, as those players probably feel a little burnt by their employer, but also understand that getting a contract is better than not as the NFL heads into uncertain waters with the labor situation.

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Farmer_Ted
Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2011 10:36 am
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 10:34 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

This might have been a worse pick than JaMarcus Russell:
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@Raider Duck, still trying to justify the Raiders picking Russell as QB #1 pick ? LOL

Gholston is a bad pick but he was the #7 pick in the NFL draft not #1, that's a far reach.  Gholston wouldn't even make the top 35-40 worst busts ever lists.....Jamarcus Russell makes it in to the top 1 or top 2 list....



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 9:53 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

Tough pill to swallow...the Jets were robbed on the Jenkins deal from day 1. The gave up a 3 and 5 for a player that Carolina tried to trade the previous year and no one wanted to bother with. Mostly because, as stated by the panthers during that time, Jenkins kept reporting to camp overweight, did not participate in offseason workouts and, the organization believed, led to his many injuries (most of which he played with) but affected his play.

He comes to the Jets and they got the same player who was a malcontent from 2006 until he was traded. Plus the Jets get nothing in return.




Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2011 8:54 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

this was a no brainer move by Woody and Tanerbaum. Gholston, Taylor and Jenkins were no surprise. but Woody was kind of a head scratcher. Jets will definitely reupped with three players to stay relevant. as for the others, they'll rfind ethier greener pastures or take less money to make a impact. 



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 8:13 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

I think all these moves make sense , the Jets went for experienced vets & it didn`t payoff . It`s time to move on & cut ties with these players , Taylor too old to make impact , Jenkins for 2 yrs has been lost to injury & is up there in age , Gholsten has been horrible from day one & Woody also moving up in age ! Should 2011 go off without a hitch Jets need a pass rush desperatly , so moves will have to be made to facilitate this . Don`t be surprised if you see other players go via trade or cut , Jets ownership is for the most part pretty good with player moves , so i`am confident we`ll be better than last year !



Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 1:44 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

As a Panthers fan I wouldn't mind taking another chance on a humbled Kris Jenkins even if he is injury prone, Carolina needs a DT real bad, and if they don't draft Nick Fairley or Marcell Darieus then we are horribly thin between the ends. I'd even be happy with testing out Tommie Harris from the Bears.

maybe the packers can pick up gholston for dirt cheap and see what he can become with the right coaching. its worth a shot.


If Kevin Greene and Dom Capers can't fix your career you deserve to fail.



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2011 12:19 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

Woody's release shocks me. Jenkins has been injury prone the last, two seasons.Taylor never did fit as a Jet despite leading the club in sacks. and as foir Gholston, I cheered this bum when he got pick @#6. you're right, JaMarcus wasn't the only bust. now you can add Veron's name as the BIGGEST, busts. certainly, this would clear cap and bring at least two stars back.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 12:09 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

The economics of this story (nicely elucidated by Brinson), along with news of Portis's release (see Prisco's insightful caption to that regarding the discarding of a used-up piece of merchandise) combine to tell you all you need to know about labor relations in the NFL: it's a cruel world for players, who have to stick together to get anything approximating even a fraction of their value to this multi-billion dollar industry.  As we're learning in Wisconsin, without solidarity, the workers--and that's all players are--will be treated like disposable commodities (i.e., ultimately as garbage) by ever-rapacious owners.



Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

I completely agree with you. Our pass rush is a joke. I'm just saying that after hating with Taylor with a passion for 15 years, it was SOOOOOOOOOOO difficult having him on the team. It seriously would be like having Bruschi or Ted Johnson or some jack hole from the Patriots come out of retirement and start for us.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

As mediocre as Taylor was Mullica Hill, he led our team in sacks. If that isn't a damning stat to prove we are severely deficient with pass rushers I do not know what is.


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