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N.Y. Post concerned with Jets payroll Dan Leberfeld

New York Post writer Mark Cannizzaro pointed out in his Sunday article that the Jets aren’t spending as much money on salaries this year as last.
“As of today, the Jets are on the books to pay out about $104 million in salary in 2010, including Ferguson’s new money and the $5.25 million they owe departed guard Alan Faneca. That’s $24 million less than the $128 million salary cap in 2009, a number that likely would have gone up to $135 million in 2010 had there been a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place and no 2011 lockout looming.”
This is a trend around the entire league due to the recession and potential lockout.