Diana Russini, a Washington D.C. based sports anchor, reports the Jets are going to release Percy Harvin once the Brandon Marshall trade is officially completed.
As soon as Brandon Marshall passes his physical, I'm told The Jets will cut Percy Harvin. #Jets— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 7, 2015
This seemed like a formality. Releasing Harvin will free up over $10 million in salary cap space and allow the Jets to send a sixth round Draft pick to Seattle instead of a fourth rounder to complete the trade. While Harvin would have been a nice fit with the addition of Marshall allowing him to be properly used, the Jets have a lot of money tied up in the position anyway and a very good top three of Marshall, Eric Decker, and Jeremy Kerley.
The Jets will end up paying $6.5 million in cap space that could have been rolled over to 2015 and a sixth round pick to have Harvin never play a meaningful snap with the team.