Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CB David Barrett Released

Everyone's favorite whipping boy in the secondary, David Barrett, is the first cap casualty of the Rex Ryan era. The move saves almost $4 million dollars and brings the Jets closer to getting under the 2009 cap. More moves are sure to come.

Barrett signed in 2004, playing in 69 games with the team (37 starts), playing mostly cornerback. This past season he was phased out in the secondary as he appeared in just 11 games. His lone 2008 highlight was a pick-six against Philip Rivers on his first pass against San Diego in week three.

You wonder how Jets fans would remember Barrett had Doug Brien made his second field goal against Pittsburgh in the 2004 AFC Divisional Playoffs. Remember, it was he who intercepted Ben Roethlisberger to give Brien a second chance at a potential game-winning field goal. If that team goes to the AFC Championship (and possibly beyond), Barrett's perception is likely much more positive.

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