Jets tell $72.5 million bust Trumaine Johnson he’ll be cut

Jets tell $72.5 million bust Trumaine Johnson he’ll be cut

The Jets are pulling the plug on one of their worst free-agent signings ever.

Cornerback Trumaine Johnson has been informed by the team he will be cut, The Post’s Brian Costello confirmed.

The Jets signed Johnson, 30, to a five-year, $72.5 million contract before the 2018 NFL season. Johnson turned out to be a huge disappointment, playing 10 games in 2018 and just seven games last season, earning $34 million guaranteed over the two years while intercepting five passes. He was placed on injured reserve in November while dealing with injuries to both ankles. Johnson being released had long been expected.

However, Johnson hasn’t yet been officially released as the team may wait to see if a new collective bargaining agreement is agreed upon before finalizing the transaction. The move would clear $3 million in cap space but leave a $12 million dead charge.

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