Mike Vick, Chris Johnson likely to be released by Jets
The New York Jets are likely to release Mike Vick and Chris Johnson in the coming days, with no plans to bring back at least one of them.
According to Metro New York, “every indication right now is that the Jets are going to move on” from Johnson, who disappointed in his only season with the Jets.
Johnson, who will be 30 in September, rushed for 663 yards and one touchdown in a limited role, though he did average 4.3 yards per carry. The team can save $3.5 million against the cap by cutting him prior to Feb. 16, which is when his $500,000 option bonus is due.
Metro says Johnson will be released because of both his limited production and his January arrest.
The Jets also plan to let Vick test free agency for now, but they are not ruling out bringing him back on another one-year deal. Metro says there is no talk between the sides right now on a contract offer, but there might be interest in him down the road.
Vick turns 35 in June and struggled in his times filling in for Geno Smith. Vick threw for five touchdowns but turned the ball over four times. He only completed 52.9 percent of his passes and no longer appears capable of winning NFL games. We’re still rooting for Vick and hoping he gets another contract to help pay off his remaining debt.