No Surprise to See New York Jets Part Ways With Calvin Pace

By Dan Parzych
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Despite his numbers being down in 2012, Calvin Pace has always been known to be an effective pass rusher at linebacker throughout his career. However, after spending the last five seasons with the New York Jets, it appears Pace will be looking for a new home to spend the 2013 season.

As a way to clear up some salary cap space for the organization, Pace was one of four Jets players that were released on Tuesday. Pace had recorded 25 sacks over his first four seasons in New York and was always considered an effective pass rusher for opponents, but the team felt it was best to part ways with the linebacker after his numbers were down in 2012 (only three sacks).

Unfortunately, the Jets were one of those teams entering the offseason with numerous areas in need of improvement and it should be interesting to see what moves will be made after clearing up some salary cap space. There’s no question Pace will find a new home in no time considering he still seems capable of having at least a few more good years left in him–so keep an eye on where he could end up over the next couple of weeks as teams begin the fun of the 2013 offseason and adding new players to their team.

Pace has been a key part of the Jets’ defense since coming on board during the 2008 season–so it should be interesting to see how the team adjusts without him heading into 2013.

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