Jets Cut Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Jason Smith, Eric Smith, Josh Baker to Save Nearly $32 Million in Cap Room

Bart ScottThe Jets eliminated a lot of dead weight from their roster on Tuesday.

New York announced that they have cut linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace, tackle Jason Smith, safety Eric Smith and tight end Josh Baker. The cost-saving moves freed up $31.265 million, according to NYJetsCap.com’s figures.

The Jets’s 2013 total cap value now sits at $119.15 million, which is roughly $2.5 million under the $121.5 cap. The Jets could save another $3.8 million by cutting defensive tackle Sione Pouha¬†and $1 million by cutting Tim Tebow. Unfortunately for the Jets, cutting Mark Sanchez would count $4.3 million against the cap.

Pace and Scott were both starters in the Jets’ base 3-4 defense. That means New York will be looking for a couple starting linebackers in free agency and the 2013 NFL draft.

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