The New York Jets have declined to pick up S Calvin Pryor’s fifth-year option, according to Ian Rapoport.
The fifth-year option would have cost the Jets $5,957,000 for the 2018 season, according to Joel Corry, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
There was some buzz a few months ago that the Jets could attempt to trade Pryor during the offseason. However, there hasn’t any updates regarding the idea since the 2017 league year got underway close to a month ago.
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.
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.