posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:31 PM
NEW YORK -- Vinny Testaverde's six-year stay with the Jets is over. The Jets submitted the
necessary paperwork to the NFL on Tuesday to release the 17-year veteran quarterback in a salary-cap move.
By cutting him Tuesday, the Jets will save $1.5 million on this year's cap. In 2005, Testaverde will count for $4 million.
Testaverde thanked the team for the opportunity to continue his career elsewhere in a statement released through his agent, Michael Azzarelli. The
40-year-old Testaverde is high on the Dallas Cowboys' list, where he would play for his former coach, Bill Parcells. Another team that could make a
pitch is AFC East division rival New England.
Testaverde became one of the most popular players in team history, but made it clear last season he didn't want to stick around as a No. 3
The Jets are expected to make the announcement official Wednesday.
Also Tuesday, the Jets decided they wouldn't retain the rights to defensive back Jamie Henderson, who sustained head injuries in a motorcycle accident
near Atlanta on April 3.
Henderson, a restricted free agent, got into the accident before he could sign the qualifying tender offered by the Jets. It is unknown whether
Henderson will be able to continue his career.