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Jets Decline Option on Pennel

With a deadline looming to pick up a roster bonus on defensive lineman Mike Pennel, the Jets today declined the option, meaning Pennel will become a free agent.

Pennel has been a solid player for Gang Green over the past two seasons, but with the team expected to switch to a 4-3 base defense, there was little need for a nose tackle of Pennel’s stature.  The move will save the Jets $1.6 million while also taking on $1.6 million in dead money according to overthecap.com.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.