Today, they have released FB Tony Richardson, after Rex was quoted last week as saying he'd be "very shocked" if they released Richardson. Well, Rex, and the rest of us Jets fans, are now very shocked, as the Jets had a perfect blend of leadership with young talent in himself and John Conner.
In this cost-cutting move, which is undoubtedly to save up money for CB Darrelle Revis, the Jets will likely try to bring him back after week 1. However, other NFL teams may have their eye on him for a short-term, one-year deal. If Richardson wanted to spite the Jets for cutting him, he could either go somewhere else for a year or retire.
Richardson was to retire last season, but told the Jets he would come back for one more season. The 15-year veteran has always been a consistent fullback in the NFL. As far as the depth chart goes, the Jets now have no one to backup FB John Conner.
Could this be the reason? (Per Manish's Twitter)
BREAKING: Rex Ryan & Revis met in Fla this weekend 2discuss contract impasse. No resolution yet. But lines of communication open