EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18: Bart Scott #57 of the New York Jets sacks Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Bart Scott Will Remain With Jets, Rex Ryan Says

The Jets were at one point thought to be shopping Bart Scott but Rex Ryan said he expects him to remain in New York.

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Bart Scott Trade Won't Happen; Rex Ryan Says LB Will Remain With Jets

The New York Jets reportedly gave Bart Scott permission to seek a trade back in February, but he won't be going anywhere. Whether it's because no one wanted to take on Scott's contract or because the Jets had a change of heart, Scott will be staying with the team in 2012.

Scott is 32-years-old and was never a particularly fast player. He was paid for more than he produced last season, and even though he's aging and presumably not in great shape, he will be expected to produce more in 2012. There are three years remaining on Scott's contract, so it's not cost-effective for the team to release him. That could change next year, however, and he will have to improve if he wants to finish the contract that pays him $4.2 million this season.

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Bart Scott Gets Permission To Seek Trade From New York Jets, According To Report

The New York Jets 2011 season didn't go as planned after the team missed the playoffs and saw the locker room seemingly implode throughout the course of the year. Another potential distraction will come from linebacker Bart Scott. According to the NY Daily News, the Jets have given Scott permission to seek a trade.

His contract -- six years, $48 million -- was signed back in 2009 and includes a reported $4.2 million guaranteed base salary this year. It's hard to see the Jets cutting him with that kind of money on the line. And it's also hard to see anyone trading for him with that contract.

Scott was one of the first high profile free agents Rex Ryan signed after taking the Jets job in 2009. Scott originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2002 before breaking in as a regular contributor to the Baltimore Ravens defense.

Ryan turns 32 years old before the 2012 season starts. He's a solid player and a good run-stopper, but maybe not the big contract type of guy he once was. Some predicted after the season that he wouldn't be back with the Jets in 2012 but with his contract situation it seems like he will, barring a trade.

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