Po’uha, 34, dealt with a back injury in 2012 and is set to make a $4.9 million base salary this season. The Jets signed him to a three-year, $15 million deal that included $9.5 million guarantees.
According to Cimini, the Jets could save $3.8 million in cap space if they were to release him.
Doing so would leave them in desperate need of a nose tackle to anchor their 3-4 defensive line, but the Jets are clearly in need of some cap room and the fact that Po’uha suffered a fairly serious injury and is getting up there in age, suggests that this could be something worth considering.
Cimini believes the Jets should keep Po’uha given that Kenrick Ellis isn’t ready to step in and replace him.