Jets Release DE Shaq Lawson & S Sharrod Neasman, Elevate Three

The New York Jets announced Saturday that they’ve released veteran DE Shaq Lawson and S Sharrod Neasman and elevated DE Ronnie Blair, WR Tarik Black and OL Ross Pierschbacher to their active roster. 

Shaq Lawson

Lawson, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2016. He played out his four-year, $10.27 million rookie contract that included $9.82 million guaranteed and made a base salary of $1.85 million in the final year of the agreement.

The Dolphins signed Lawson to a three-year, $30 million deal in free agency in 2020. He’s set to make base salaries of $7.9 million and $8.9 million in the final two years of the deal.

Miami traded Lawson to the Texans as part of the trade for LB Benardrick McKinney back in March before later reworking his contract and converting his salary into a workout bonus and adding two voidable years to the agreement. 

The Texans later traded Lawson to the Jets at the start of the regular season for a sixth-round pick in 2022.

In 2021, Lawson has appeared in 14 games for the Jets and recorded 23 tackles one sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and two pass deflections.


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