A league source has told me the New York Jets will release QB Kevin O’Connell and are in the process of re-working the contract of veteran QB Mark Brunell.
The Jets released Brunell Friday, but are looking to bring back the 40-year-old, who served as a mentor to Mark Sanchez last season, at a lesser price. The Jets made several moves Friday, presumably in an attempt to clear salary cap space in an effort to sign free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
The Jets also have Greg McElroy, a seventh-round pick from April’s draft, and Drew Willy on the roster. Kellen Clemens, who was the No. 3 QB last season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskins.
O’Connell, a third-round pick by the Patriots in 2008, spent last season on injured reserve for the Jets after tearing the labrum in his throwing shoulder.