According to Yates, the Jets converted $3.69 million of Carpenter’s $4.45 million base salary in 2016 into a signing bonus, which in turn created $2.46 million in cap space.
Carpenter, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He wound up signing a four-year, $19.1 million contract that included $7.5 million guaranteed with the Jets last year.
Carpenter stands to make base salaries of $4.45 million in 2016 – 2018.
Last year, Carpenter appeared in all 16 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 17 guard out of 81 qualifying players.