Joining David Barrett on the unemployment list are linebackers David Bowens and Brad Kassell, as the Jets today released both. Bowens has been a valuable member of the Jets' linebacking corps the past two seasons as a situational pass rusher and a fill-in for David Harris, but he was due to make $2 million dollars, and that was simply too much to pay for a veteran backup linebacker when the team is so close to the salary cap. He will be missed on special teams as well, where he was a team captain.
Kassell was signed before the 2006 season, playing 32 games with Gang Green until a major knee injury ended his 2008 season before it ever began.
The Jets also signed the following players to reserve/future contracts.
CB Tyron Breckenridge
CB Marquice Cole
DE Sean Conover
LB Nate Harris
DT Nate Robinson