Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
That the Jets are releasing longtime G Brian Winters ($7.3M cap savings) is not a surprise in a larger sense; the surprise is the timing. It was thought that he'd have a chance to compete in camp for a starting job. But here's the reality: They have to get down soon to 80 players because of the COVID-19 rules. Chances are, he would've lost the RG job to newcomer Greg Van Roten. So the Jets cut loose a locker-room leader and their longest-tenured player.