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Veteran LBs Scott, Pace Among Jets Cuts

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NEW YORK (AP) As the New York Jetsicon1 Veteran LBs Scott, Pace Among Jets Cuts began their salary-cap purge Tuesday, they still faced their two most difficult offseason decisions: What to do with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.

The Jets cleared about $31 million in salary cap space by cutting veteran linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace and three other players. Safety Eric Smith, backup offensive lineman Jason Smith, and tight end Josh Baker also were released Tuesday. The moves were expected because New Yorkicon1 Veteran LBs Scott, Pace Among Jets Cuts entered the offseason more than $20 million over the cap for the 2013 season.

They were the first significant personnel decisions made by new general manager John Idzik, who was hired to replace the fired Mike Tannenbaum last month.

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