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NFL Rumors: New York Jets to pursue signing Jeremy Maclin, Emmanuel Sanders

November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) is unable to hold on to a pass in the endzone as New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) defends during the third quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Easgles 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) is unable to hold on to a pass in the endzone as New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) defends during the third quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Easgles 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

If there’s one thing the New York Jets need, it’s receiving targets. As fans and fantasy football players fount out last year, the Jets are a crapshoot when it comes to receiving talents and they seem poised to cut the only recognizable name in the corps.

ESPNNewYork is reporting that Santonio Holmes will likely gone this offseason, and that could mean the team looks at targeting Jeremy Maclin and Emmanuel Sanders to be a duel threats for the offense.

The total charge for the position will be cut in half when they release Holmes — an $8.25 million savings in 2014. That money will go immediately toward buying a new receiver in free agency.

Sanders and Maclin would both be affordable if the Jets chopped off Holmes salary from the books. There’s no guarantee that the team will be looking at those two receivers, but the chances of them trying to get a free agent tandem together for whoever ends up being quarterback is very high.

Topics: Emmanuel Sanders, Jeremy Maclin, New York Jets

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  • Paul Newbold

    Exactly why I don’t see the #1 pick being a WR. The Jets have cap space and FA offers some good talent to address the position for the short term. So they address the WR position through FA, and pick up some mid round talent at the position. The draft is deep with WR talent, FA has some talented players. The Jets should be able to address the position, without chasing a big name receiver in the first round.

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