Harris decision not handled well, but not necessarily bad move Dan Leberfeld

From a football standpoint, you could make a strong argument it was time for the Jets to move on from David Harris after least season.

The Jets ILB play last year (at both spots) was average.

And Harris has clearly slowed down. It happens to all of us.

So based on his play LAST SEASON, the Jets should have talked to his agents about a pay cut in perhaps early March, not June. And if he didn’t take it, release him in March and sign Bruce Carter (who they eventually re-signed). Get this out of the way in March.

Don’t make him go through basically the entire off-season workout program, and then drop a bomb on him in June about taking a pay cut. He deserved better than that.

I don’t have a big problem with the decision from a player personnel statement, but the timing was far from ideal.

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