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#1 JetNation

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

Nose tackle Sione Po’uha is a favorite amongst fans as you often hear the “Pooouuuhhhhaaa” chant from the Jets faithful whenever he makes a play.  Unfortunately the chant was not heard as often this year as in the past.  Po’uha finished his eighth NFL season starting 10 games with 29 tackles and 1 sack while fighting back problems all year.

With the Jets being a projected $23 million over the 2013 salary cap and Po’uha turning 34 on February 3rd, coming off a down year and fighting what appear to be chronic injuries he’s become a potential salary cap casualty.

Po’uha signed a three year $15 million contract with the Jets before the start of the 2012 season but his $4.9 million 2013 base salary becomes guaranteed on the third day of the league year (March 14th).  If he is released before then the Jets get a salary cap savings of $3.834 million with a $2.334 million dead money hit, money which counts on the cap for a player no longer on the team.

Po’uha is just one of the many difficult decisions general manager John Idzik will have to make but given the team’s financial issues he’s best choice might be to move on from the aging defensive linemen.

 

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

He wasn't missed. He is old. Easy cut, imo.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

He was missed for sure, but he is older than most in the league. Depends on what they think of Ellis and if DeVito wants to come back and be New Kelly Gregg for a couple of years.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

Cut resign.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

never gets double team easy cut,Ellis to start
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Cut resign.


This.

It's not a hard decision for the Jets, it's up to Pouha if he wants to stay for a lower number or not.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

He will be a salary cap cut-which more than likely means he is gone-usually guys walk to another team
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

this doesn't strike me as a huge amount of cap savings. especially if they have to draft an NT to replace.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

He'd save close to 4 million, which isn't the price of a draft NT.

I'm really curious on what the thoughts are on my nonsense about DeVito being brought back as a NT. He's undersized in a prototypical sense, but can his otherwise very strong run stopping ability translate to the 0 technique?
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