UNHAPPY SCOTT TALKS WITH JETS

"Unhappy linebacker Bart Scott recently had a meeting with Jets brass, and the
team may be looking to trade the 31-year-old veteran, who is due a guaranteed
base salary of $4.2 million for the 2012 season.<div id="storybody">


Still, Scott’s agent Harold Lewis said Monday "the ultimate goal for Bart
would be to stay a Jet."</p>


"It was a very productive meeting and I think we made it very clear Bart
would like to stay a Jet," Lewis said.</p>


However, Lewis admitted Scott felt a "lot of frustration" over the Jets’ 8-8
season in 2011 in which Scott’s playing time was reduced. He often came out of
the lineup on third downs and in hurry-up situations.</p>


A Jets spokesman declined to comment on the situation.</p>


Scott has three years left on a six-year, $48 million deal he signed in 2009.
The Jets restructured Scott’s contract last summer and made him take a pay cut
in 2011, with the provision that his 2012 salary would be guaranteed. That
guaranteed salary may make it difficult for the Jets to find a trade partner for
Scott and his contract.</p>


Lewis said he and Scott have not asked permission to seek a trade. Scott is
considered a good influence in the Jets’ locker room, which came under fire last
season for some fracturing.</p>


"Bart kept it together in there," Lewis said. "He wasn’t one of those guys
having problems."</p></div>