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OT D’Brickashaw Ferguson To Retire From Jets

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The New York Jets will have one more position to address in the NFL Draft.

According to an ESPN Report, former first-round pick and three-time Pro Bowler D’Brickashaw Ferguson will retire from the Jets after 10 seasons.

There was talk that the Jets were going to ask Ferguson to take a pay cut as he was due $10.375 million in 2016.

In what has been a tough offseason for New York as they lost defensive tackle Damon Harrison to free agency, and have been at a negotiating stalemate with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the news that Ferguson won’t be in the fold doesn’t make things any easier.

An option for the Jets could be Denver Broncos Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady, who is still on the roster but was essentially replaced when the team agreed to terms with former Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung.

Clady carries a hefty salary figure at $9.5 million, but at 29 years old is three years younger than Ferguson (32).

It’s unclear what would be the asking price for Clady by Broncos personnel czar John Elway, as he is a talented offensive tackle when healthy, but the team needs to dump his salary and that will certainly sacrifice their negotiating leverage.

Ferguson has made over $40 million in his career and envisions a front office career, as he is one of the most intelligent players in the NFL.


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Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.