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Jets Intend Keep Santonio Holmes

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters that the WR Santonio Holmes will be back next season.

He may be one of the best players we’ve ever had,” said Johnson.

Talent aside, Holmes did his best to undermine the teams chances of the playoffs despite what was largely a disappointing season for the Jets. Despite Holmes turning on his team, the Jets are in a very difficult predicament as Holmes guaranteed $7.75 million next season. New York would will also be on the hook for Holmes’ 2013 contract which will guarantee him another $7.5 million of his $11 million base salary if he’s on the teams roster as of the second day of the 2012 league year.

Trading him is very unlikely at this point as the Steelers got rid of him after he became a problem so it’s hard to imagine another team trading for a high priced veteran receiver that comes with his baggage.

Last night LaDanian Tomlinson referred to the relationship between Holmes and Mark Sanchezas bad as I’ve ever been around,”  and also added that he’s not sure that the two of them can repair it.

You can expect to hear more and more about this story in the coming months.