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Jets cut Vernon Gholston, Ben Hartsock

Updated: March 3, 2011, 8:36 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Now it's official: The Vernon Gholston error is over.

The New York Jets made the anticipated move Wednesday, waiving the former first-round pick after his third straight season without a sack. But in a mild surprise, the team also released backup tight end Ben Hartsock.

Hartsock was a sturdy blocker and a key ingredient in the Jets' prolific rushing attack, but he was due to make $1.6 million -- and the Jets evidently felt that was prohibitive for a blocking tight end. They ...

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