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The New York Jets‘ roster shuffling has caught even their players by surprise.
The decision to move on from Harris, a veteran of 10 seasons with the team, is taking at least one Jet some time to digest.
“It is a business. But after a while it don’t become a business.”
The Jets tried to restructure Harris’ contract. After failing to do so, they chose instead to cut the second-leading tackler in franchise history, which saves them $6.5 million against the cap.
“Dave wasn’t (greedy). I know him, so I know he would have taken (a pay cut),” Richardson said. “I know he wasn’t busting nobody over there. He don’t want to play for free either. …
“It’s like, ‘Come on, man.’ He started here 10 years strong. He’s been here every day. He’s a true pro. It’s the front office, bruh. It was shocking. And he’s the leader of the defense. He’s my quarterback of the defense.”
Richardson’s had a contentious relationship with the Jets organization during his four seasons in the league. It will be intriguing to see how his comments sit with the front office.
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