Just thinking out loud, here... But the Jets defensive pairings saw Kulikov as they're 7th/8th guy. Players with salaries of 1.4M and 1.0M are ahead of him on depth chart, and that's excluding Niku. To me, doesn't make sense to have a 4.3M player in the pressbox each night when there are above replacement options that cost you less. What can you even do with him? A trade would likely need retention/pick going the other way. Waivers?