For the second time in two years, Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has restructured his contract, as reported by Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports.
New on Shutdown Corner: Jets clear $5.128 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of D’Brickashaw Ferguson sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shut…
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) April 26, 2013
Ferguson was due to make $8 million dollars this season with a base salary of $7.25 million and a $750,000 workout bonus for a total cap hit of $10.716 million. The new contract looks like this:
-A base salary of $840,000, the league minimum for a player with seven accrued seasons.
-The remaining $6.41 million will be converted into a signing bonus prorated over the next five seaosons.
-The $750,000 workout bonus will not be changed.
The Jets have cleared $5.1 million dollars in cap space due to this new move.
There are two things that stood out to me: What are the Jets clearing cap space for? The obvious speculation is a deal for Chris Ivory is imminent. Also, D’Brickashaw has been in the league for seven years? It seems like just yesterday he was taken fourth overall…