New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Jets released linebacker Mo Lewis and safeties Sam Garnes and Tyrone Carter in salary-cap related moves on Monday.
Lewis, New York's third-round draft choice in 1991, played in 200 games with the team -- all starts. The veteran outside linebacker ranks second on the Jets' all-time tackles list with 1,370. The three-time Pro Bowl selection also had 52 1/2 sacks and 15 interceptions during his stay in New York.
Garnes came over from the Giants prior to the 2002 season. He played in all 32 games as the team's strong safety, making 240 tackles, four interceptions and one sack.
Carter served as a reserve safety in 2003. However, when starter John McGraw went down with an injury, Carter filled in admirably. Playing in all 16 games, 10 starts, Carter had a career-high 95 tackles.
The Jets also announced the signing of free-agent running back Kenton Keith, who played last year for the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.