The Jets have officially parted ways with one of the most disappointing free agent signings in team history.
On Wednesday, the team made official what's been all but a certainty, releasing cornerback Trumaine Johnson, designating it as a post-June 1 cut to free up some immediate cap space.
The cornerback came to the Jets with much fanfare in 2018, inking a five-year, $72.5 million contract, which included $34 million in guarantees. But following a six-year run with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Johnson struggled mightily in New York.
Over two seasons with Gang Green, Johnson started just 15 total games, recording five total interceptions. This past season, Johnson started only five games. And while ankle injuries eventually landed him on Injured Reserve, his playing time was not very consistent even before the injuries.
Per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the Jets have cleared $11 million in cap space by cutting the veteran. He leaves $4 million in dead money this year and $8 million in 2021.
The Jets have already re-signed Brian Poole, bringing back their best corner from last season, but there's still work to be done in the secondary -- specifically in looking for outside corners.