As expected, Jones, Strickland released

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets have released running back Thomas Jones and defensive back Donald Strickland, as expected.

The Jets announced earlier in the week they would let Jones go Friday despite his setting career highs by rushing for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns and helping New York to the AFC championship game.

Jones was due a $3 million roster bonus and a $2.8 base salary.

Strickland spent one injury-plagued season with the Jets in which he played nine games and had two sacks. He dealt with a lingering quadriceps injury, a concussion and a broken pinkie during the season, and suffered a groin injury in the AFC Championship Game.