The Jets are pretty obviously trying to get younger on both sides of the ball, parting ways with Darrelle Revis, Kelvin Beachum, Nick Mangold and Brandon Marshall just this offseason. Harris could be next, and he should be. He’s not the player he once was, and with Darron Lee holding down one inside linebacker spot, the Jets can find a player to slide into the other.
Harris simply isn’t worth paying $6.5 million in 2017, especially with the Jets facing no penalty for cutting him. He’ll be a free agent in 2018 anyway, and is unlikely to receive an extension.