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Report: Jets Decline Erin Henderson’s Option

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The cuts continue to be made as the Jets save over $2.6 million by cutting ties with Henderson.

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Mike Maccagnan continues to clear cap space ahead of free agency by cutting ties with linebacker Erin Henderson, according to Daryl Slater:

It's no surprise to see the Jets move on from Henderson, the former Minnesota Viking linebackers appeared in just 5 games last year, landing on the non-injury football list due to circumstances that are still unknown.

With the decision to decline the $2.57 million option on Henderson's contract, the Jets have made cap savings of over $29 million, and the cuts may not be finished there. Revis, Harris, Gilchrist and Marshall will be closely watching their situation as Maccagnan continues to cull the roster.

Henderson started the year as a starting inside linebacker next to David Harris. After a respectable 2015 campaign with the Jets, he was re-signed and provided an opportunity to stake a claim to that starting spot. Unfortunately he landed on the non-injury list and his season was over.

Henderson does have some troubling incidents in his history including two DUI arrests. The Jets gave him an opportunity to revitalise his career, but it remains to be seen if another team will be willing to do the same thing in 2017.

Cuts so Far

Nick Folk - K

Breno Giacomini - RT

Nick Mangold - C

Declined Options

Ryan Clady - LT

Erin Henderson - ILB