New York Jets center Jonotthan Harrison says goodbye to the New York Jets, teammates and fans on his Instagram account.
New York Jets center Jonotthan Harrison has said his goodbyes to the organization, his teammates and the fans. His Instagram statement made it all but certain that he will be one of the many Jet cuts leading into Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET 53-man roster deadline.
“1 Owner, 2 General Managers, 3 Oline coaches, hundreds of teammates, and thousands of diehard fans… it’s been a hell of a 3 years and I enjoyed every single day of being a JET!,” Harrison posted.
“I firstly want to thank the organization for the opportunity to be a part of the Gang Green family. From the first time I visited Florham Park, I’ve been treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. Being the recipient of the teams Walter Payton Man of the Year award was a truly an honor and a memory that will forever be seared in my soul. For that I thank you.”
Harrison, 29, has been a Jet since the 2017 season when Mike Maccagnan signed him in the offseason. He caught on with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2014 season and started 10 games his rookie year.
For the better part of the last three years, Harrison has served as the team’s second-team center while experiencing plenty of time on the field. Harrison was re-signed last offseason while Maccagnan was still at the helm.
This cut is a surprising one. Although Harrison is a Maccagnan guy, it seemed pretty straightforward that he and Connor McGovern would make the cut as the team’s two centers.
Veteran Josh Andrews was brought in by Douglas this past offseason. The two have ties from Philadelphia. Interestingly, Andrews can play both guard and center. The veteran is a versatile interior offensive lineman.
With Harrison and Brian Winters both gone, the Jets offensive line depth has seemingly taken a hit on paper. (But that’s why it’s paper.) The new talent has yet to prove its overall worth.
Harrison finishes his Jets career with 40 games played and 19 games started over three seasons.
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