Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan spoke to the press this evening after a wild day in Florham Park that saw the end of the Jets careers of David Harris and Eric Decker. Here is what he had to say.
Maccagnan: "There is never a good time for this." #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) June 6, 2017
Maccagnan confirms they informed Eric Decker he will be cut if they can't trade him #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) June 6, 2017
Maccagnan said the Harris and Decker cuts weren't financially motivated. He said he wants to build a competitive roster. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 6, 2017
Maccagnan said cuts of Harris and Decker were not financially motivated. About building a competitive roster #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) June 6, 2017
Maccagnan on whether they're tanking: "That's not our focus." #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 6, 2017
I understand you frequently are not going to get straight answers from the general manager, but I don't know how Maccagnan could claim with a straight face that cutting Decker and Harris were about building a competitive roster.