JETS GIVE LB SCOTT RIGHT TO SEEK TRADE

"It's no secret the Jets are hoping to vastly improve the vibe in a locker
room that self-combusted by the end of last season. Only problem is, they can't
seem to rid themselves of the players who pose the biggest threat to
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The team paid wide receiver <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1330389057140_294" class="player-flyout" href="/players/santonioholmes/profile?id=HOL657297">Santonio
Holmes</a> earlier this month, unwilling to take the cap hit that would come
with cutting a player labeled as a "cancer" by a teammate.</p>


And now we have Bart Scott, the linebacker
with the major mouth and minor production who the Jets granted the right to seek
a trade on Monday, according to the New York Daily News.</p>


Scott, a 10-year veteran who followed Rex Ryan from Baltimore to New York, is
entering the fourth year of a six-year deal with the Jets. His struggles in pass
coverage made him a part-time player this past season.</p>


Like Holmes, cutting Scott, 31, would put the team into cap hell.
Unfortunately, Scott's high salary ($4.2 million in 2012, plus a $250,000
workout bonus) and declining production makes him an attractive trade chip only
in the most surreal of Mike Tannenbaum's fever dreams.</p>


All of which leaves the Jets in a position of trying to improve team
chemistry with much of the same hazardous materials still in the mix. To quote
Mr. Scott's most infamous line, "Can't wait."</p></div>