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Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

Posted on: February 28, 2011 6:26 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2011 6:50 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Jets have been expected to release linebacker bust Vernon Gholston at some point, but the report coming out Monday night that they cut Gholston, defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, defensive end Jason Taylor AND right tackle Damien Woody is pretty shocking.

Woody confirmed the news, as first reported by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, on his Twitter account Monday night.

"Just informed about my release," Woody tweeted. "I want to thank the Jets and all the fans out there ... it was a great ride!"

Gholston, as noted above, is almost expected, because he's been such a tremendous bust since the Jets drafted him sixth overall in 2008.

Taylor provided the Jets with nice defensive depth in 2010, but he's obviously up there in age and a good candidate for retirement. His contract also reportedly called for a $10 million roster bonus, but it's believed he didn't meet the requirements to unlock that.

Jenkins has been unable to make it past October each of the past two seasons and the $3.75 million he's owed (plus roster bonuses) make him a reasonable target to cut.

Gutting Woody from the roster probably hurts the most, but the Jets said they were moving Vladimir Ducasse to right tackle, which makes Woody expendable.

It's worth noting, too, that Mehta added the Jets might be interested in re-signing all four of the guys listed above, if they were willing to take reduced salaries. That's the definition of a Catch-22 situation, as those players probably feel a little burnt by their employer, but also understand that getting a contract is better than not as the NFL heads into uncertain waters with the labor situation.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:04 am
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

 If you take quarterbacks and Tony Mandrich aside, is Gholston the worst bust ever?  0 career sacks!  My grandma might have accidentally got one, if her wheelchair broke off a wheel, or something.  What a complete waste of someone who obviously just don't care.  Enjoy your money, and remember to tell your children how you earned it.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

really gholston the worst 1st rounder ever? what about that named jamarcus russell and his szurp



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

I know how you Jets fans have issues with past events so I thought I would provide some proof that Jenkins was "dominate" the whole year.




Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Jets release Jenkins, Gholston, Woody and Taylor

Gholston...... a weightlifting vagina in shoulder pads.  I've seen ALOT of BAD 1st round draft picks in the past 30 years, but this guy was the worst.

He was bad, no doubt but clearly not the worst over the last 30 years..Steve Emtman, Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russel and there are a few more...but he is up there as an all timer.



Good Riddance...... more proof that game tape is more important than combine workout numbers

Actually, he was projected as top 15 pick before the combine...it was the combine that put him in the top 10.


Jenkins has shown to be DOMINANT when healthy, but "when healthy"  is the issue.  He was a beast in '08, and the beginning of 09

Jenkins was a beast for the first 7 games of 08 and then he vanished....it was spoken about often on the WFAN (boomer and carton, Francessa) in addition to it being in the paper...If you remember correctly Jenkins even said publically that he wore down play the NT position for the first time in his career and then later said he was also playing hurt, which was questioned but never proven.

In 09 he was far from dominate...in fact the last time he put together a full dominate season was in 2002 and 2003 


Good Luck on Gholston getting pressure on ANYBODY...... 3 years, ZERO sacks, and that's with REX wanting him to succeed

Rex wanting him to succeed means nothing...every coach wants their players to succeed, it's in their best interest to have their players succeed. Anyway, the LB coaches are responsible for this kids development and while Gholston may never be a starter, a different coach might be able to salvage something out of a young player on the cheap. It's happened before.


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