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Jets release CB Trumaine Johnson, re-signing CB Brian Poole

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 18:44:23-04

NEW YORK — Trumaine Johnson's stint with the New York Jets is over after two disappointing and injury-plagued seasons.

Johnson was the team’s biggest free agent signing in 2018 when it gave him a five-year, $72.5 million contract that included $34 million in guaranteed money.

But Johnson played in only 17 games with the Jets and never lived up to expectations.

The move saves New York $11 million in salary cap space this year.

The Jets are bringing back cornerback Brian Poole by re-signing him to a one-year, $5 million fully guaranteed contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press.