The New York Jets are dealing with an injury to many of their wide receivers, and Santonio Holmes’ return can’t come soon enough. Rookie quarterback Geno smith has had an up-and-down first year in the NFL, and much of that has had to do with not having Holmes consistently throughout the year.
Holmes, who suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot against the San Francisco 49ers last September, began the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list during the majority of training camp and missed the first part of the year.
When he did finally return, he strained his hamstring and has now missed the past five games, and even though he plans to return this week vs the Buffalo Bills, he believes his time in New York could end this offseason.
People close to Holmes say the receiver has accepted the idea that he will almost certainly be released after this season. Holmes took a $3.5 million pay cut after missing the bulk of last season due to a LisFranc foot injury, but it makes no financial sense to keep him around in 2014, when he is due to count $10.75 million against the salary cap.