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New York Jets will seek upgrades at wide receiver

Remember when Santonio Holmes made it a thing to put his arms out like wings after a touchdown? You know, because the Jets? Those were the days.

Holmes, once a big-time grab for the offense-starved Jets, probably won’t be back. The rest of the Jets’ receiving core continues to be underwhelming, which may or may not have contributed to the ups and downs for the mercurial Geno Smith in his rookie season at quarterback.

Not surprisingly, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News writes that the Jets will aggressively pursue upgrades at the wide receiver position:

It doesn’t take a GM’s mind to see that wide receivers and tight ends have to be a priority.

Santonio Holmes is a virtual lock to be cut. Stephen Hill can’t be counted on realistically as a major option. Jeremy Kerley is a solid slot receiver but not a game-changer.

The Jets didn’t do enough when it came to the receiver position last offseason and it came back to haunt them. Don’t expect them to make the same mistake twice.”

A couple targets in free agency that might be up the Jets’ ally include the injury-prone Hakeem Nicks and the troubled Kenny Britt, two guys guaranteed to not be back with their current teams. Besides, they would both garner a bunch of unwarranted hype, and let’s face it, that’s the Jets way.

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  • Frank Lucas

    I’ll pass on both of those guys!

    • Hayden Kane

      You said it – I don’t think either offers the potential reward to justify the risk at this point. It will be interesting to see where they look for help.