Jets not picking up Calvin Pryor's 5th-year option

03 May, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Felix Jensen
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File this one under "least surprising developments" as the Jets will reportedly decline to pick up the fifth-year option on safety Calvin Pryor.

With the drafting of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye in the first two rounds, that marked not only the first time the Jets took safeties with their first two picks in a draft but also the first time they took two defensive backs with their first two picks.

On the trading block for a while, Pryor has been a disappointment since being selected in the first round of the 2014 draft.

Pryor, who has dealt with injuries and inconsistency, can become a free agent after this season. They did the same thing with Dee Milliner previous year and then cut him before the season. He had his best season in 2015 when he recorded 112 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a pick.

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Those two picks basically said that the Jets were done with Pryor, even before they decided not to pick up the option. The Jets could trade him before the end of the offseason.

If there's anyone qualified to find a way to make all three work seamlessly together, it's Jets coach Todd Bowles. Pryor is not a salary-cap concern. You can't have enough good players at any position.

GM Mike Maccagnan and Bowles are trying to remake the Jets' locker room, parting ways with numerous players their predecessors brought in.

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