Tom Pelissero of USA Today is reporting that the Jets are also trying to trade S Calvin Pryor along with DL Sheldon Richardson on Day 2 of the draft.
There has talk that the Jets were likely to make Pryor available for trade this offseason, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Last night, New York used the No. 6 overall pick on Jamal Adams, which further implies that Pryor’s time with the team may be numbered.
The Jets will have to decide whether to pick up Pryor’s fifth-year option by next Wednesday, but appears unlikely they will do so.
Pryor, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $8.56 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,587,717 for the 2017 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Pryor would free up $1,587,717 of available cap space while creating $1,136,955 in dead money.
In 2016, Pryor appeared in 15 games for the Jets and recorded 62 tackles, no interceptions, a forced fumble and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 73 safety out of 89 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets as the news is available.