The Jets’ somewhat shocking release of Harris came less than one week after the team traded for Demario Davis, who spent his first four NFL seasons in New York and returns after one year in Cleveland. The natural assumption is that Davis will replace Harris as the strong-side linebacker in the Jets’ 3-4.
The weak-side linebacker spot still belongs to Darron Lee, the promising 2016 first-rounder who started nine games last season and finished second on the team in tackles. The Jets re-signed both Julian Stanford and Bruce Carter to provide depth in the middle of their defense. Spencer Paysinger was brought in for depth, too.
Speaking of promising second-year players, Jordan Jenkins, last year’s third-round pick, holds down outside linebacker after starting 11 games there last season. Lorenzo Mauldin will line up opposite Jenkins and get more chances to provide an impact. Both again will be expected to aid in the pass rush on passing downs.
Dennis Pitta’s time in Baltimore has come to an end.
The Ravens on Wednesday announced the team has released the veteran tight end after he suffered a hip injury during OTAs last week.
The roster move saved the team $2.5 million in salary cap space.
Doctors confirmed that Pitta dislocated his hip for the third Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys time in five years after previously suffering the injury during traning camp in 2013, and a Texans Cheap Jerseys Week 4 game against the Browns in 2014. His most recent and troubling diagnosis has led to questions about whether he will retire after spending his entire seven-year career in Baltimore.
Pitta, who turns 32 on June 29, was selected by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. After being sidelined with the hip injuries, he returned last season to post a career-high 729 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He also led all NFL tight ends with 86 receptions, which set a franchise record by a tight end for the Ravens.