Report: Jets ask Ferguson to take pay cut, angling to sign Fitzpatrick

The New York Jets have reportedly asked offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson to take a pay cut in order to help re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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The New York Jets have asked offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson to take a pay cut in order to help the team re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Ferguson, 32 and a three-time Pro Bowler, is due to receive $14.1 million against the salary cap this season. As the Jets attempt to bring back their starting quarterback, they have appealed to Ferguson, a 10-year veteran, for help. The team remains in negotiations with Fitzpatrick, a free agent.

After the two sides discussed the matter last week, there is reportedly “a sense” that Ferguson is “amenable” to playing on a reduced salary.

Two years remain on Ferguson’s eight-year, $73.6 million contract.