The four-time Pro Bowler signed a five-year, $85 million contract to join the Jets last season from the Baltimore Ravens. He was due $6 million in salary in addition to his $11.5 million in roster bonuses before opting out.
Players who opt out without pre-existing conditions will receive a $150,000 stipend for the season instead of their salaries. Bonuses are not affected by opting out. Mosley’s decision arrives two days before the Aug. 3 deadline. His decision is final, per the league’s opt-out rules.
Jets guard Leo Koloamatangi has also reportedly opted out.
Mosley’s played 2 games since signing with Jets
Mosley, 28, has played just two games since signing his contract with the Jets. He finished last season on injured reserve with a groin/core injury and was cleared to return this season with no limitations as an anchor of the Jets defense.
Cimini reports that Mosley’s decision to opt out is over family health concerns.
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