Jets To Release Brian Winters

The Jets will release guard Brian Winters, as Adam Schefter of tweets. By cutting Winters, the Jets will save $7.2MM against the cap with no dead money left over. 

Winters has served as the Jets’ starting right guard since 2013, but the front office was not quite sold on him. Instead, new addition Greg Van Roten figures to take his place on the team’s revamped offensive line.

Winters, 29, was the lone holdover from the Nick MangoldD’Brickashaw Ferguson era of the Jets’ front five, and the only O-lineman left from last year’s Week 1 starting lineup. This year’s starting lineup will feature first-round pick Mekhi Becton, left guard Alex Lewis, center Connor McGovern, Van Roten at right guard, and George Fant/Chuma Edoga at right tackle.

Winters survived three Jets regimes, starting in 79 games since he was selected in the third-round of the 2013 draft. Last year, a shoulder injury limited him to just nine games, but he’s healthy and ready to go for the upcoming season.

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10 comments on “Jets To Release Brian Winters

  1. wagner13

    I wonder if they’ll go after Clowney or Logan Ryan now that they have some extra cap room. The former would bolster their lackluster pass-rush, while the latter would add some veteran experience to a young secondary. Both are expecting lucrative deals, but the suppressed market likely means they’ll be available at a discount. Furthermore, each could be acquired for the short-term, rather than a lengthy commitment

    • goldenmisfit

      They seem to have no interest in any defense of players and have already come out and said they have no interest in Clowney.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Almost no chance of Darnold ever reaching his potential if the Jets don’t learn how to construct a capable OL.

    • wagner13

      Yes, let’s ignore his advanced metrics and previous body of work. Since he only got 3.5 sacks last season, he MUST suck! /s

      I know Clowney isn’t an elite pass-rusher, but he’s certainly a solid contributor for any defense

  3. nentwigs

    In an abrupt FALL from grace, this SUMMER the Jets release WINTERS and SPRING in a new direction !!

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