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Jets Guarantee WR Santonio Holmes $15.25 Million Over The Next Two Seasons

February 8, 2012 Jets

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Jets have guaranteed WR Santonio Holmes his $7.75 million base salary as well as his $7.75 million base salary in 2013 by not cutting him yesterday.

His contract required him to be released by 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday on since no move was made, the Jets are essentially stuck with him and his cap number. New York could have prevented paying him $15.25 million over the next two years but they chose to try to make things work between Holmes and Mark Sanchez.

The Jets have said publicly that they intended to keep Holmes and they stuck with it on Tuesday. They still need to upgrade the position as Plaxico Burress isn’t expected to be back next season so they could be looking at options in the free agent market as well as the draft.

 

  • Bachsofrain

    at 7.75 mil. S. Holmes will prove to be a bargain. 2011 was a frustrating year for the 
    Jets and the end of the “Shotty era” will prove to reap dividends starting in 2012. The WR salaries this season will show this to be a smart move when all is said and done.

  • Mikey Roederer

    Worst move of the Jets offseason, this is going to bite them big time next season when he snaps again, and the year after will be like the end of the Moss days when he was just collecting and not even trying…Talent ruined by attitude, such a shame

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