Report: Jets DT Pennel to become free agent

The New York Jets won’t pick up the option on defensive tackle Mike Pennel, ESPN reported Tuesday.Pennel, 27, now will become a free agent.The Jets had a deadline of Tuesday to pay a $1 million bonus to Pennel, who signed a three-year contract last March. Had the team paid the bonus, the final two years of the contract would have been activated.

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