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Jamal Adams extension negotiations not impacted by Jets cutting Trumaine Johnson

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The New York Jets released cornerback Trumaine Johnson in March, but that doesn’t have any impact on the contract extension negotiations with safety Jamal Adams. With the Jets releasing Johnson, they save $11 million off their books, so it makes sense that the first thought would be to get an Adams extension done.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets still are set on waiting until next year to give Adams an extension, so Johnson being cut doesn’t have any impact on it.

“The money freed up by the release of Johnson has no effect on the Adams negotiations. The Jets knew they had this space coming. Nothing really changed other than it became official last week. This is all about timing. The Jets seem set on waiting until next year to extend Adams. He wants a deal now. I’m not sure if anything will change the team’s view on this.”

Adams said back in January that he wanted an extension before the start of the 2020 season, but the Jets don’t appear like they are going to make that happen. The Jets also don’t want to trade Adams, something the star safety said he would be open to if his contract demands weren’t met.

The Jets still have Jamal Adams under team control for two more seasons, and they could use a franchise tag to keep him under control for a third season. This is a tricky situation but it appears right now unless the Jets have a change of heart, it won’t be resolved before the 2020 season.