If fans have learned anything over the last couple of months it is that the NFL is a business. The New York Jets are providing the fans with another reminder as on Thursday the team released wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. The classy receiver played 7 years with the Jets and was known for his work ethic, reliabilty, and leadership. The move will save Gang Green approximately $1.8 million dollars in cap space. The Jets are reportedly prepared to sign former Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason to replace Cotchery. Mason, 37, is also a reliable receiver that is known for his toughness and leadership.
For many fans this is a tough pill to swallow as Cotchery emerged as a favorite over the years. I have had the chance to meet Jerricho several times and you could not meet a classier guy than Mr. Cotchery. Jerricho always took the time to interact with the fans and was actively involved in the community with his foundation.
Cotchery always “played like a Jet” and for that many fans will always be grateful. I wish him nothing but success going forward.
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