The New York Jets officially placed LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson on the reserve/retired list on Monday.
Ferguson announced his retirement last week after the Jets approached him about a restructured contract that would have came with a pay cut.
This is just a procedural move that ensures the Jets still hold Ferguson’s rights in the event he changes his mind and attempts a comeback at some point.
New York wasted little time in finding a replacement, as they sent a fifth-round pick to Denver for LT Ryan Clady and a seventh-round pick.
Ferguson, 32, was is in the seventh year of his eight-year, $73.6 million contract that included $34.8 million guaranteed. He was set to make base salaries of $8.625 million and $11.275 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2015, Ferguson appeared in all 16 games for the Jets and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 60 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.