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Spencer Long on Tuesday Garrett Bradbury Jersey , saving the team almost $6.5 million on next season’s salary cap.Long was due a $3 million roster bonus that would have become guaranteed Wednesday if he remained with the team. The Jets opted instead to cut him after he struggled with injuries and consistency at center before moving to left guard.Long signed a four-year, $27.5 million contract with the Jets last March and was also due a base salary of about $3.46 million next year. The move by New York clears his entire salary, leaving no dead money on the cap.It is the first significant roster move made by general manager Mike Maccagnan this offseason. The Jets, under new coach Adam Gase, could opt to bring Long back at a reduced salary.The 28-year-old Long spent his first four NFL seasons with Washington before joining New York. He opened the year with the Jets as the starting center, but he was already dealing with a lingering injury to his right hand — his snapping hand — early in the season when he hurt a tendon in his middle finger against Jacksonville in Week 4.Long tried to play through the injuries, but they affected his ability to snap the ball effectively. Against Miami in Week 9 Noah Fant Jersey , he had at least six errant shotgun snaps to rookie Sam Darnold, including one that soared over the quarterback’s head. He was replaced by Jonotthan Harrison, who took over as the starter for the final seven games.“It was a tough, challenging time that I don’t think a lot of people knew exactly what was going on,” Long told The Associated Press in December. “My reputation was on the line.”Long got another opportunity to play when starting left guard James Carpenter went down with a season-ending knee injury in Week 10 against Buffalo. The Jets shifted Long to guard, where he started five of the last six games.“I felt bad for my teammates and coaches for putting that out there,” Long told the AP about his struggles. “For the fan base http://www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/trysten-hill-jersey-cheap , too, because they deserved more than that from me. I’m a guy that’s supposed to be an addition and not a subtraction to this line.”Long was a third-round pick by Washington in 2014 out of Nebraska. He has played in 53 career NFL games, including 44 starts. The NFL Draft has come and gone and already fan bases are having opinions on what is going to happen before these rookies even step on the field for training camp. It was no surprise that the Cleveland Browns chose to go with a quarterback first overall. What may have been surprising to some is that the choice ended up being Oklahoma quarterback, Baker Mayfield. There were three other quarterbacks taken in the first round like Sam Darnold by the New York Jets, Josh Allen by the Buffalo Bills, and Josh Rosen by the Arizona Cardinals. Besides those four quarterbacks being taken within the first 10 picks, there were other surprises along with way. The New England Patriots were thinking about taking a quarterback Drew Lock Jersey , according to various sources, but ended up taking an offensive tackle and a running back. The Giants decided to beef up their running game and add Penn. State star Saquon Barkley. But who will be busts?This list takes a look at the picks that could very well end up flopping on their faces once they hit the NFL level. But we aren't just focusing on this year's draft class. We are taking a look at the year before, the 2017 draft. These guys now have a year of NFL experience under their belts. It is fun to perceive how they will do based on their first year statistics. Some had good rookie campaigns, while others seemed to struggle with their footing. But, let's dive right in. Let's take a look at eight 2018 NFL draft picks who will be busts and eight 2017 picks who already look like busts.
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