According to ESPN, The Jets are trying to get Jamison Crowder to take at least a 50% pay cut on his $10 million salary (non-guaranteed). He skipped the voluntary OTAs because of the contract squabble. This week’s minicamp is mandatory. Saleh said he expects Crowder to attend, but he didn’t sound certain.
The Jets have options. They can release Crowder if he doesn’t agree to the pay cut, using some of the $10 million savings to sign free agent Morgan Moses, who would be an upgrade over George Fant at right tackle. Fant could be the backup swing tackle, an important insurance policy with Mekhi Becton dealing with a foot issue (plantar fasciitis). The Jets remain interested in Moses, who visited recently.
Technically, New York has enough cap room to keep Crowder and sign Moses, but they could be looking to save some cash after doling out nearly $80 million guaranteed in free agency.
#Jets insider: Crowder’s situation + Elijah Moore’s emergence … Morgan Moses … Lawson wants to be “otherworldly” … Not as noisy as last season on the practice field. Here’s why … Saleh wants to see how Wilson handles “adversity + conflict.” https://t.co/gAkGJ5TYgk
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 13, 2021
Robert Saleh said that he expects 100% attendance for #Jets minicamp next week.
— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) June 11, 2021