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July 27, 2011 Leave a comment
Not minutes ago, it was reported by multiple sources that New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (pictured celebrating at left) had signed a five-year deal with Gang Green worth a reported $10 million a year, with $24 million guaranteed. Keeping Holmes was the top priority for the Jets this offseason, as he was no dout the Jets top pass catcher last season. Even though he was suspended for the first four games of the 2010 campaign, Holmes still managed to rack up 746 yards on 52 receptions and six touchdowns. He also emerged as one of the most clutch Jet performers in recent memory, something that the Jets star-crossed fan base fell in love with. He made three huge plays in consecutive games in November, including catching a game-winning TD pass against the Houston Texans with no time left on the clock. He was also productive in the Jets playoff run, catching 6 balls for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a spectacular catch against the Patriots in their AFC Divisional showdown. Now the Jets will focus their attention on luring prized free agent Nnamdi Asomugha to the Big Apple. It is reported that Asomugha would be willing to sign with the Jets for less money than he can get elsewhere, but Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum will have to use all his Jewish to be able to fit the league’s second best cornerback under the cap.