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Jets and DE Carl Lawson agree to a reworked contract to create salary cap room: report

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This offseason, some thought Jets defensive end Carl Lawson could be a salary cap casualty.

Instead, Lawson will remain on the Jets roster for the 2023 season.

According to ESPN, the Jets and Lawson agreed to a reworked contract. Lawson was initially owed $15 million guaranteed this upcoming year. Instead, Lawson will be paid a base salary of $9 million, $8 million of that guaranteed, with a chance to earn $3 million in incentives.

The Jets will add $12.7 million in salary cap space with Lawson’s new reworked contract. Before this deal, Gang Green had just $6.3 million available in cap space.

Last season, Lawson returned after tearing his Achilles in the training camp of the 2021 season. He ended the 2022 season with 33 tackles and seven sacks, which was the second-highest (8.5) during…

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2023-05-18 08:36:04

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