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Jets part with Law, cut Fiedler

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Jets slashed their payroll Wednesday by parting with Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law and cutting a host of other veterans, including quarterback Jay Fiedler, offensive tackle Jason Fabini and fullback Jerald Sowell.

The team is about $26 million over the salary cap and must be at or under the cap by March 3, the opening day of free agency.

The Jets have been negotiating with quarterback Chad Pennington, who twice in the last two years had rotator cuff surgery, in an attempt to reduce a cap number that could be as high as $12 million.

New York has shaken up its staff and is trying to rebuild under new coach Eric Mangini. These latest moves came a day after the Jets designated defensive end John Abraham their franchise player at $8.3 million, although they may try to trade him.

Also cut were three reserves: linebacker Barry Gardner, defensive tackle Lance Legree and wide receiver Harry Williams Jr.

The Jets and Law agreed to not exercise contract options for the next three seasons that were part of the deal when he signed last year. The 32-year-old cornerback spent his first 10 seasons with New England and tied for the NFL lead with 10 interceptions last season.

"We were very fortunate to have a player of Ty's caliber in 2005," general manager Mike Tannebaum said. "Ty is a warrior and a class act and we appreciate his contributions this past season."

Fiedler, who signed with the team last season, injured his shoulder seven plays after Pennington was hurt in the third game last season and did not play again.

Fabini and Sowell are longtime starters - Fabini started his first 114 games at offensive tackle until he tore a chest muscle Nov. 18 and was lost for the season. Sowell played for nine seasons.

 
Fiedler would make a nice veteran backup for a lot of teams in this league.
Amen. There is always a place in the NFL for QBs like Fiedler, with good starter experience. I always thought he was rather underrated. If he had stayed healthy last year, perhaps the NYJ QB situation wouldn't have been such a mess.
 
Announcing the starting right tackle of the 2006 Dallas Cowboys: JASON FABINI
Not so sure about that - The guy has been on a serious Decline....

Unless BP can light a fire under his ###.

I think Kendall at Guard will be a real find for someone.

 
Announcing the starting right tackle of the 2006 Dallas Cowboys: JASON FABINI
These humor me, but I am not saying you are wrong. I just think this is funny. All season all I heard from the fans of the team who owned his rights (Jet fans) is how worthless he is. Once released, he is a pot of gold.Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder...

 
Wow, Kendall, Fowler and possibly Mawae as free agent centers.
Kendal at GUARD though - He wasn't so good filling in at Center for Mawae.
I believe his natural position is center, which is where he spent the majority of his NFL career. Once he was released by Arizona and signed by the Jets, for obvious reasons he was not going to play center.
 
Martin restructured his contract. Don't have details or link

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Jets and Curtis Martin Reach Agreement To A Restructured Contract

The New York Jets and running back Curtis Martin, the NFL's fourth-ranked all-time leading rusher, have mutually agreed today to a restructured contract. As per Club policy terms and length of the contract were undisclosed. The announcement was made by Jets' General Manager Mike Tannenbaum. Martin, who will be entering his 12th NFL season and his ninth with the Jets, is the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history with 14,101 yards on 3,518 carries. The former University of Pittsburgh star joined the team as a restricted free agent in March of 1998. With the Jets, Martin has established Club-records in nearly every rushing category, including: rushing yards (10,302), rushing attempts (2,560), rushing touchdowns (58), 100-yard rushing games (43), and yards from scrimmage (12,741).

"Curtis Martin is a special person and a player destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame," said Tannenbaum. "He has confirmed through his actions that he is always seeking ways to help the New York Jets win football games and to lead the team both verbally and through his extremely high level of play. Curtis places the accomplishments of the team ahead of his personal goals and is willing to sacrifice in all areas of the arena for the New York Jets. He has set aside what may be in his best short-term interest for the immediate and long-term goals of this organization. We are truly fortunate to have Curtis as one of the unquestioned leaders of the organization on the football field and in our community."

"I have known Curtis Martin for the past eight years and have always had the highest regards for him as both an individual and as one of the fiercest and most determined athletes in the game of professional football," said Head Coach Eric Mangini. "Curtis has demonstrated through both his words and his actions how important it is for him to lead the Jets to the highest level in this game. He is a smart, tough, competitive and a hard-working player that has placed football paramount amongst his priorities in life. His actions, through the agreement we reached today, demonstrate what a selfless individual he truly he is." In 2005 Martin started the first 12 games of the season before a knee injury forced him to the injured reserve list for the final four contests. He led the team in rushing with 735 yards on 220 carries and a tied for the team high in touchdowns with five. He also added 118 yards receiving on 24 receptions, the fifth-most on the team.

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Wow, Kendall, Fowler and possibly Mawae as free agent centers.
Kendal at GUARD though - He wasn't so good filling in at Center for Mawae.
I believe his natural position is center, which is where he spent the majority of his NFL career. Once he was released by Arizona and signed by the Jets, for obvious reasons he was not going to play center.
Interesting.... No link but, I'm pretty sure he was a G in college, played G most of his career and filled in at Center when he could.. He played his 1st few years along side Mawae in Seattle... I think he played 1 season at Center for Arizona...He was a monster at Guard the year before last year for the Jets and pretty below average as a Center.....

I couldn't possibly see a team signing him to play Center at this point.

 
Wow, Kendall, Fowler and possibly Mawae as free agent centers.
Kendal at GUARD though - He wasn't so good filling in at Center for Mawae.
I believe his natural position is center, which is where he spent the majority of his NFL career. Once he was released by Arizona and signed by the Jets, for obvious reasons he was not going to play center.
Interesting.... No link but, I'm pretty sure he was a G in college, played G most of his career and filled in at Center when he could.. He played his 1st few years along side Mawae in Seattle... I think he played 1 season at Center for Arizona...He was a monster at Guard the year before last year for the Jets and pretty below average as a Center.....

I couldn't possibly see a team signing him to play Center at this point.
Maybe you are right. I am largely basing my opinion on the Arizona Cardinals where Kendall was there best offensive lineman and happen to play center. I am really not sure if he has always just been a center.
 
I wouldn't be surprised, but I wouldn't be too thrilled, either.

Announcing the starting right tackle of the 2006 Dallas Cowboys: JASON FABINI
Well, if anything, he can come in and compete with Petitti for the job. if he wins great,if not, maybe Petitti has turned the corner. I think Petitti is a good prospect and he will get better, he was a rookie last year thrust into the starting line up, often times playing with no help because the guy on the other side sucked so bad. I would like to see a veteran come in there but I would also like to see Petitti get a chance at the job.
 
I wouldn't mind seeing Fielder in Dallas. He has always been a stand up guy and the Cowboys are definately in need of a veteran guy behind Bledsoe.

I think Law can still be a dominant corner for another couple of years but I would love it if he moved to safety and came to the Cowboys. He might have two more years at Corner, if he switched to safety, he could probably prolong his career by 4 years.

 
Announcing the starting right tackle of the 2006 Dallas Cowboys:  JASON FABINI
These humor me, but I am not saying you are wrong. I just think this is funny. All season all I heard from the fans of the team who owned his rights (Jet fans) is how worthless he is. Once released, he is a pot of gold.Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder...
There is a difference between what I want and what I think will happen. I'd love for Dallas to draft a guy like McNeill to fill their tackle needs. What I think happens is the Fabini gets signed for a year or two and Dallas drafts Olinemen late for hopeful development.
 
I wouldn't mind seeing Fielder in Dallas. He has always been a stand up guy and the Cowboys are definately in need of a veteran guy behind Bledsoe.

I think Law can still be a dominant corner for another couple of years but I would love it if he moved to safety and came to the Cowboys. He might have two more years at Corner, if he switched to safety, he could probably prolong his career by 4 years.
Fiedler's coming off of shoulder surgery that knocked him out for the season, and he's never been a strong-armed QB to begin with... (funny, sounds like I'm talking about some other former NYJ QB - oh, wait Chad is still on the Jets this week)Law wasn't a dominant corner last season, he was a highly-penalized corner who caught a lot of deflections. Yeah, maybe a switch to safety would help his career, but CBs make more than safeties... Kendall could prolong his career if he plays center, and I actually think the Jets will cut either Mawae or Kendall, and whichever is left will play C.

 
I would love for the Eagles to take a serious look at Fiedler [2nd to Josh McCown] as a backup. Fiedler has been a winner, has mobility and is a savvy veteran who would be able to execute a baseline version of Reid's offense with little prep time.

 
I wouldn't mind seeing Fielder in Dallas. He has always been a stand up guy and the Cowboys are definately in need of a veteran guy behind Bledsoe.

I think Law can still be a dominant corner for another couple of years but I would love it if he moved to safety and came to the Cowboys. He might have two more years at Corner, if he switched to safety, he could probably prolong his career by 4 years.
Fiedler's coming off of shoulder surgery that knocked him out for the season, and he's never been a strong-armed QB to begin with... (funny, sounds like I'm talking about some other former NYJ QB - oh, wait Chad is still on the Jets this week)Law wasn't a dominant corner last season, he was a highly-penalized corner who caught a lot of deflections. Yeah, maybe a switch to safety would help his career, but CBs make more than safeties... Kendall could prolong his career if he plays center, and I actually think the Jets will cut either Mawae or Kendall, and whichever is left will play C.
Look at the other starting corners in football though. Law is still better than almost all of them with a few exceptions. Smoot got eaten up a lot last year as well and he was supposed to be one of the best in football.
 
Announcing the starting right tackle of the 2006 Dallas Cowboys:  JASON FABINI
Not so sure about that - The guy has been on a serious Decline....

Unless BP can light a fire under his ###.

I think Kendall at Guard will be a real find for someone.
In that case, he should go to the Oakland Retirement Home.
 
I wouldn't mind seeing Fielder in Dallas. He has always been a stand up guy and the Cowboys are definately in need of a veteran guy behind Bledsoe.

I think Law can still be a dominant corner for another couple of years but I would love it if he moved to safety and came to the Cowboys. He might have two more years at Corner, if he switched to safety, he could probably prolong his career by 4 years.
Fiedler's coming off of shoulder surgery that knocked him out for the season, and he's never been a strong-armed QB to begin with... (funny, sounds like I'm talking about some other former NYJ QB - oh, wait Chad is still on the Jets this week)Law wasn't a dominant corner last season, he was a highly-penalized corner who caught a lot of deflections. Yeah, maybe a switch to safety would help his career, but CBs make more than safeties... Kendall could prolong his career if he plays center, and I actually think the Jets will cut either Mawae or Kendall, and whichever is left will play C.
Look at the other starting corners in football though. Law is still better than almost all of them with a few exceptions. Smoot got eaten up a lot last year as well and he was supposed to be one of the best in football.
Smoot has always gotten toasted. He's always been around the top-3 or so "corners giving up big plays" every year. I think Clayton showed his stats last year. He's always been overhyped.
 

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