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Jets Cut Ties with Left Tackle Ryan Clady

The Jets have cut ties with left tackle Ryan Clady, whose 2017 salary cap number was prohibitively high, Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

But could he still return to the team next season, at a lower price? That doesn’t seem highly likely right now, yet there are mitigating factors, as the Jets try to find his replacement.

The Jets on Wednesday did not pick up Clady’s contract option for 2017, a league source confirmed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news. Clady is now a free agent.

The Jets had a Wednesday deadline for a Clady decision. That’s when Clady’s $1 million roster bonus became fully guaranteed. Clady was due to have a non-guaranteed base salary of $10 million in 2017. That was too high for him, considering his recent injury history.

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