Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More decisions ahead as Jets sign McLendon, Jenkins

The New York Jets took care of one problem by finding Damon Harrison's replacement.

Now, they have to figure out how to pay him.

Gang Green acquired nose tackle Steve McLendon and defensive end Jarvis Jenkins Wednesday, plugging some holes across the D-line and solidifying its stout defense from last season.

As Manish Mehta of the Daily News notes, however, the real issues could arise while the team shuffles money around to get everyone paid:
"The team entered Wednesday with $2.28 million remaining cap room, according to In order to stay under the cap, the Jets are going to have to make some adjustments. They could cut D’Brickashaw Ferguson, for example, or try to get to him to take a pay cut. Alternatively, they could restructure deals by shifting 2016 salary into signing bonus for players like Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall or Buster Skrine."