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Jets tweak D'Brickashaw Ferguson deal

Updated: February 24, 2012, 9:38 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The New York Jets have begun the process of creating more salary cap flexibility by restructuring left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract.

The team confirmed that the Jets have freed up $7.5 million of cap relief by converting $9 million of Ferguson's $9.985 million 2012 base salary to a signing bonus, a move that was first reported by the New York Daily News.

The Jets, who had less than $500,000 in cap space prior to the move, will spread the cap value ...

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