In a move that was more or less expected, the New York Jets have announced that they have released veteran wide receiver, and former Super Bowl hero, Santonio Holmes.
WR Santonio Holmes has been released.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 10, 2014
For quite some time now, this was something that was quickly coming to a head after Holmes has been wildly ineffective for the better parts of the past few seasons.
Holmes came to the Jets in the 2010 season after he had the best year of his career in 2009 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team that drafted him out of Ohio State in the first round. In that 2009 season, Holmes finished the year with over 1,200 yards and five touchdowns.
In 2012, Holmes miss a good portion of the season while dealing with a Lisfranc injury in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he wasn’t the same since.
The team approached him last season about restructuring his contract.
This move now further adds to the speculation that the Jets will look to land a wide receiver in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.