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As June 1 cut, it frees up $11MM cap space; but $8MM cap hit carries over to next year.  Gives us more flexibility now. and sicne cap space carries over to next year, it is a wash if we don't use the space.

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The NY Jets have announced that they released cornerback Trumaine Johnson. He originally signed with the team as a big money free agent in 2018. He never lived up to the contract and his time with the team is now over.

We have released CB Trumaine Johnson.

📰 https://t.co/z95iHd5PcI

— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 18, 2020

He was place on injured reserve last season and over the two seasons these were his diappointing numbers.

Johnson played in 17 games (15 starts) with 5 INTs, 7 PDs, 1 FF, 1 FR, and 62 tackles.

Connor Hughes explains the salary cap implications. The Jets are spreading the hit out over two seasons.

The #Jets released CB Trumaine Johnson with a post-June 1 designation.

That means the #Jets free $11 million now, with a $4 million dead charge. They will have an $8m dead charge in 2021, though.

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 18, 2020

You can read more about the Jets waiving Trumaine Johnson in our forums.

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25 minutes ago, CTJetsFan said:

I don't think any of us thought that signing would turn out to be as bad as it was

Paying near QB money to a zone/press CB2 from a team with a pass rush to play CB1 in pure man coverage for a team with no pass rush.  What could go wrong?

A lot of people here felt this was a disastrous signing at the time.  Maybe it was even worse than we thought, but not by much.  

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24 minutes ago, Beerfish said:

He was terrible but our esteemed head coach had no fing clue with this guy either.  'He's a press corner!'  Bowles has our CBs laying off 15 yards every play.

I'm pretty convinced that part of the reason Bowles did that was as an F U to Macc.  

You can't sign press corners if you don't have a pass rush, which Macc never made a single attempt to do (until the abortion of a pick - Jachai Polite - that is).  

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He might be the worse free agent signing of all time. He hardly gave us a single good game. The only thing I can remember is the Detroit game where he got the int early. But the got knocked by that WR. It was all downhill from there.

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