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The omen: Damien's ouster haunts Jets

Waiving Woody in March robbed team of offensive line depth it needed in September

Updated: October 5, 2011, 2:37 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

After the 2010 regular season ended, the New York Jets made a quiet roster move Ebenezer Scrooge would have applauded, cutting a veteran in the process of rehabbing a ruptured Achilles. Just like that, Damien Woody's salary was off the books going into the NFL lockout, which to some bean counter in a Florham Park office probably looked a genius move.

Not so much right now.

The decision to cut Woody -- he didn't retire until after the lockout ended -- was not only cold-hearted, ...

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