Former New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was released in March and has still not found a new home in the NFL. The biggest knock against Holmes is his injuries over the last two seasons.
Holmes only played in 15 games over that span and recorded just 43 catches. Tom Shaw, Holmes’ personal trainer, said they think Holmes will still get picked up by a team.
“He’ll definitely be on a team,” said Shaw. “Just like [free-agent linebacker] James Harrison will be on a team. As long as teams don’t think he’ll be a distraction, he’s going to get picked up.”
“Obviously, he’s going to try to get the most [money] he can get from a team,” Shaw added. “Then it comes down to if teams don’t want to take a risk and they’re not going to give him a lot of money, then he’s going to find a team where he can be an advantage and catch balls. He’s going to find a team with a good quarterback and has a good offense.”
All this is coupled with Holmes’ locker room reputation, which Shaw referenced. It might take some injuries in training camp and a desperate situation for a team to bring in Holmes.
Certainly you’d have to assume that a contender would stay away if they could.