JMJ Posted February 26, 2009 Share Posted February 26, 2009 http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/200...ase_moore.html New York Jets release guard Brandon Moore by Dave Hutchinson/Star-Ledger Staff Thursday February 26, 2009, 4:23 PM The Jets have released veteran right guard Brandon Moore, The Star Ledger has just learned. An announcement is expected soon. Moore, who was due a $7 million roster bonus next month, was open to reworking his deal. The Jets, however, wanted to cut his salary - even though he's coming off the best season of his career. The move saves the Jets $7 million in cap room; they're now roughly $36 million under the cap although they must substract incentives reached this past season from that total. Moore, 28, has started 73 consecutive regular-season games. He's the Jets' best run blocker and is entering the prime of his career. Last season, most of the Jets' biggest runs were to the right side behind him and tackle Damien Woody. Running back Thomas Jones led the AFC in rushing with 1,312 yards and a career-high and franchise-record 13 touchdowns. Moore may have a soft landing. He and Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu are the top two guards in free agency and should command plenty of attention when free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning. The Jets are expected move Woody to right guard and plug in either Robert Turner or Wayne Hunter at right tackle. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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