NEW YORK (NFL.com) - The New York Jets added a fifth name to their Tuesday salary-cap purge with the announcement that linebacker Bart Scott has been released.
The move came less than an hour after the team announced it had waived linebacker Calvin Pace, safety Eric Smith, offensive tackle Jason Smith and tight end Josh Baker.
The Jets receive $7.15 million in cap relief by cutting Scott, according to ESPN. The team has now cleared approximately $30 million in cap space in one day.
Scott's exit was widely expected, which made it conspicuous when his name wasn't among the initial cuts announced Tuesday. Linebacker Demario Davis is expected to move into the starting lineup to replace Scott, who spent four seasons in New York