Clady (shoulder) will not return to the Jets in 2017, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The Jets, who traded for Clady last April, had a team option to bring the lineman back in 2017 at a hefty price tag of $10 million. However, they declined to exercise that option due to Clady's unwillingness to take a pay cut. The lingering shoulder woes that plagued his 2016 season -- a campaign that he ultimately ended on injured reserve -- may also have had a part to play. It isn't clear what kind of market awaits the 30-year-old, but it's possible he could return to the Jets at a reduced price if he can't find a suitor willing to pay him top dollar for his services.