New York Jets to let offensive lineman hit free agency

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New York Jets look willing to let Willie Colon test the free agent market this spring as the right guard recovers from surgery.

Colon was put out of action right at the end of the 2013 season after he tore his biceps in week 17, an injury that he hasn't fully recovered from yet.

The 30-year-old previously played in two Super Bowl's for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of which that he won, and last season he provided the Jets with above average pass protection.

However, despite this, sportswriter Rich Cimini reported today via Twitter that the jets would be willing to let him go, as they would only look to keep him in the building on the cheap.

"The #Jets are planning to let RG Willie Colon hit the open market, per source. No surprise. Recovering from biceps surgery," he posted.

It's seems his slow recovery from his bicep surgery has been the factor that has persuaded the Jets to take a chance at losing him.

Keeping a veteran with injury issues on board is a gamble for any team, so they will look to keep him with as little cap implications as possible, but a change of team during free agency now acts as the most likely scenario for Colon.

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