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Analyzing 5 Potential New York Jets Salary Cap Casualties in the 2013 Offseason

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Analyzing 5 Potential New York Jets Salary Cap Casualties in the 2013 Offseason
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Freddie Kreuger isn't as much of a nightmare as the New York Jets salary cap situation is heading into this offseason.

Over the 2013 cap by $19.4 million (via ESPN), the Jets have a lot of work to do in order to get back into plus territory. They'll have to do even more if they want to sign all of their 2013 draft picks.

There could be a lot of turnover (no pun intended, Mark Sanchez) and that goes beyond just the guys that might be cut. Every year, there are decisions to be made, whether it is because a player has under-played his salary or was simply not able to stay healthy long enough to justify the numbers. 

There are a few easy moves that the Jets can make to help them get closer to cap stability, and their issues with the salary cap should be the primary concern this offseason.

A "cap casualty" could mean a player being released or his contract being restructured. Either way, the message is the same: the dollars don't make sense, and the Jets need to do something to fix it.

So who are some of the players that the Jets could cut in order to alleviate their cap issues? Here are my thoughts.

 

All salary information provided by NYJetsCap.com.

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