Jets release four players

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeFebruary 19, 2013


The New York Jets released tackle Jason Smith, linebackers Calvin Pace and Bart Scott, and safety Eric Smith, creating about $35 million in salary-cap space.
Jason Smith was drafted second overall in 2009 by the St. Louis Rams. He didn't start a game for the Jets last season, but cost them $12 million. Pace earned slightly more than $11.5 million and Scott came in at $8.65 million. Eric Smith saves $3 million.
New York was already $25 million over the 2013 salary-cap limit of about $120 million.