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Jets LB Demario Davis Agreed To $2.7M Pay Cut As Part Of Trade

Field Yates of ESPN reports that veteran LB Demario Davis agreed¬†to a “significant” pay cut to facilitate a trade to the Jets a few weeks ago.

According to Yates, Davis was set to make a base salary of $3.7 million for the 2017 season, but now stands to make $1 million, which includes a $100,000 signing bonus. He can earn another $1.225 million in incentives as part of his restructured contract.

The Jets have since released veteran LB David Harris, which creates an opportunity for Davis moving forward.

Davis, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Jets back in 2012. He spent four years in New York before signing a two-year, $8 million contract with the Browns that included $4.2 million guaranteed last year.

Davis was traded to the Jets in return for S Calvin Pryor a few weeks ago.

In 2016, Davis appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and recorded 99 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 59 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.