Jets also cut LB Bart Scott

Earlier Tuesday we wrote that the New York Jets were just beginning their series of cuts and linebacker Bart Scott shouldn't be too far behind. It turns out New York released Scott just a couple hours after its first group that included four players.

Scott was a former starter who was one of head coach Rex Ryan's first big signings in free agency. Scott brought toughness to New York and plenty of personality that has defined the Ryan era.

But New York is in the process of a youth movement and Scott no longer fits with the Jets. New York desperately needed the cap room and reportedly is $4.7 million under the cap heading into this week's NFL combine.