Lawson restructured his contract with the Jets on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Lawson's reworked deal will help to open up $12.7 million in 2023 salary cap space. The 27-year-old will go from earning a non-guaranteed $15 million this year to a guaranteed $8 million and the ability to earn $3 million more in incentives. Lawson is coming off perhaps the best season of his career, with 33 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

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