BY NICK ST. DENIS
Safety Eric Smith, offensive lineman Jason Smith and tight end Josh Baker were also part of a collective salary disposal that cleared up roughly $31 million in cap space. (photo: Marianne O'Leary, Flickr)
The move puts the Jets below the cap, and more money-saving cuts are ahead, likely including Tim Tebow, which would free up a little more than $1 million, according to nyjetscap.com.
The NY Daily News reported a week and a half ago that the Jets would cut Scott, Pace and Jason Smith in the coming weeks, and Eric Smith's name had been thrown around as another potential roster casualty.
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Scott and Pace were certainly not worth the collective $20 million they were owed in 2013, and perhaps neither was Eric Smith and his $3 million.
The Jets were never going to pay Jason Smith the $12 million he was under contract for in 2013, as they acquired him last year as a backup with plans to release him after the season. Baker was a reserve who spent all of last year on IR.
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