*Bart Scott's inclusion in this list is contingent on him and the Jets coming to a revised contract agreement. Otherwise, we can assume he will be cut.
Scott has become a shell of the intimidating, hard-hitting enforcer of the Jets defense. This is in part due to aging, but nagging injuries have taken their toll on the 32 year-old.
In his four years with the team, his tackling production has dropped off dramatically, going from 92 (67 individual, 25 assisted) in 2009 to 60 (36 solo, 24 assisted) in 2012.
In mid-December, Ben Shpigel of The New York Times had a great piece detailing Scott's contract status over the next two seasons. In the article, Scott says:
I understand they can’t pay me $7 million next year. I understand that. I accept that. My numbers and age don’t warrant that kind of money. If I was hoping to get that, I’d have to make an argument for it, and I don’t have the numbers, the game-changing plays, to do that.
A few days following the article in The Times, Seth Walder and Manish Mehta of the Daily News published an article indicating Scott may be willing to take a pay cut to remain a Jet.
If the two are able to reach an agreement that keeps Scott in green and white, his new beginning may mark his end as a starter. It was apparent throughout the season that the Jets were preparing rookie DeMario Davis to transition into the starter role next year.