Jets not exercising S Calvin Pryor's fifth-year option

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The New York Jets won't exercise the fifth-year contract option for safety Calvin Pryor, the team's first-round draft pick in 2014.

The Jets invested their first two picks in the 2017 NFL Draft in bolstering the secondary with a pair of safeties.

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Following the draft, GM Mike Maccagnan was asked if the team would in fact decline the fifth-year option, but declined comment as neither Pryor nor his agent had been made aware of the team's decision. It is only guaranteed in the case of injury, so teams can cut players after this season and not owe them anything. He had his best season in 2015 when he recorded 112 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a pick. The Jets will likely try to trade the strong safety before that happens. They reportedly shopped him during last week's NFL Draft. He counts $2.7 million against the cap this year.

If there's anyone qualified to find a way to make all three work seamlessly together, it's Jets coach Todd Bowles. Pryor's option would have cost the Jets $5.266 million in 2018.

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This personal message to Adams and Maye: "Show me" you both can equal or top McMillan's impact on the Jets defense, beginning with this weekend's rookie minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center.

GM Mike Maccagnan and Bowles are trying to remake the Jets' locker room, parting ways with numerous players their predecessors brought in.

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