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Jets Restructure Contract to Create Cap Space

Larry Rupp
The New York Jets restructured the contract of guard Alex Lewis in order to create cap space.
The New York Jets restructured the contract of guard Alex Lewis in order to create cap space. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Jets head into the 2021 with renewed hopes after going through an offseason in which they drafted a new starting quarterback in Zach Wilson and added some key players through free agency. The team recently made more cap space available by restructuring the contract of offensive guard Alex Lewis as well.

Alex Lewis Contract

Lewis' base salary decreased from $5.8 million to $3 million and the final year of his current contract was eliminated. These types of moves could come in handy when bringing in free agents or re-signing players on the roster. This also means Lewis will be a free agent following the 2021 season.

The 29-year-old Jet has been with the team for the last two seasons. He has played in 24 games and started 21 of them at one of the guard spots. He will likely be competing for the starting right guard spot in training camp this summer with rookie first-round pick Alijah Vera-Tucker and Corey Levin.

Taking a pay cut was a much better option than being waived for Lewis and he will look to make an impact in 2021 in order to receive a nice payday next offseason. For now, he sets up to be part of a Jets' training camp competition worth keeping an eye on.

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