Jets release Santonio Holmes

The Jets have released Santonio Holmes (Jets, March 10).

“I appreciate Tone’s contributions over the last four seasons,” head coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. “I’ve always admired his knack for making the clutch play. He’s a tremendous competitor who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. I wish him nothing but the best.”

The team will save $8.25 million in cutting him (Cimini, March 10).

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Like the Cro move, this has been in the cards for a while now, with the difference being that Cro had a chance to return and his move wasn’t two years in the making. The Jets now add another chunk of change on the cap and we can expect them to be very active in the coming week.




366 comments
pisano
pisano

When does Sanchez get cut?

jdb4
jdb4

Alex Marvez says Bucs are @Buccaneers stepping up efforts to trade CB Darrelle Revis, source tells @FOXSports1

Well, I guess the Jets are going to be getting only a 4th round pick, because I'm thinking Licht is either going to trade Revis or cut him by Thursday 4pm.

jimjets
jimjets

49ers dropping Carlos Rogers ? Him and donte Whitner roaming our backfield?

williamg1
williamg1

Bradysucks just had to talk up Hank's name. 

nesboogie
nesboogie

Byrd asking for 9mil a yr? Pay him

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Don't know how true it is but I read on rotoworld that Miami has contacted Howard's camp and are interested in him. Ut oh!

lagoo
lagoo

Let me get Lamarr woodley and sproles

marcus81
marcus81

in the latest mock drafts the top 3 receivers are gone again maybe even Ebron, don't want to reach, but can't have the same receivers as last year starting again, minus Holmes who wasn't good

jdb4
jdb4

Bring back Revis to the JETS!!!

bklyndude
bklyndude

@jimjets     According to PFT it sounds like Vontae Davis might be teaming up with Vernon Davis in San Francisco.

williamg1
williamg1

@jake100  That's him being petty (and unprofessional). He's just mad because Tone shut the media out, and now they want to get some getback. This is a prime example of why Cimini can't get ahead as a writer/journalist. He's going to end up retiring from basically the same position he had for 30 years. 

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@jake100  If Verner and Howard are not immediately en route to New York the moment the clock hits 4:00:00 then something's wrong.

williamg1
williamg1

@jake100  Bent's like 9 hours ahead, so maybe he can find out who the Jets signed early in the AM. 

harold
harold

@marcus81


This draft may produce 10-12 long-term starters at WR in the NFL.  No need to worry if you don't get one in the 1st round, IMO.

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@marcus81 Ideally they would partially fill the holes in FA  they could take the best player available or trade down..can you imagine the crowd if they pick Dee Ford :)

harold
harold

@bklyndude @jimjets


OR NY!!


"Word amongst insiders is the New York Jets are going hard after cornerback Vontae Davis." - Tony Pauline

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@williamg1 @jake100  This is good though. At this point, Cimini and Mehta have jumped the hypothetical shark here. That Olbermann nut-crushing on Mehta was the beginning of the end for these two. Now everyone sees what they're trying to do, and only lame, mouth-breathing ESPN trolls actually believe what they say. It's good that these players (Holmes, Scott) caught on to them and gave them what they deserve. Maybe now with Idzik running the show, they'll start to get their sh-- together when they realize that they're both being fed stories of nothing.

Bent
Bent moderator

@williamg1 @jake100  Just because Holmes is gone and will no longer be reminding of this fact, we shouldn't forget how unprofessional, hypocritical, jealous and unreasonable some of these guys have been.


NEVER FORGET!

Bent
Bent moderator

@williamg1 @jake100  Only four hours ahead actually.  Around lunchtime cool with you guys?

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@jake100 @j3tsfan29  i usually dont get mad when football players take the most money they can because their careers are short and contracts aint guarenteed but i will be a little pissed at howard...i feel like we took this guy off the trashpile and we couldnt get a deal done with him before tomorrow 

bradysucks
bradysucks

@harold  


Yes this is a very deep draft at WR.....which is why Idzik should consider drafting 2 WR's in the first 4 rounds which would give the Jets a good chance to solidify the WR position for the next 3 to 5 years.......


Many people think this is the most talented WR group to enter the NFL in many years........Jets should take advantage of this. They can sign a free agent WR, draft 2 wide receivers, and retain Kerley and Nelson......This leaves Stephen "can't catch or stay healthy" Hill as the 6th option at WR......appropriate based on his terrible production

Pat d
Pat d

They better take the BPA. That is how championship teams are made.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@harold    

If he has visions of Vontae Island,  playing for Rex is the way to go.  Sounds like the Jets are definitely in the mix for him.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Monty Granito there was a report earlier today saying he was close to resigning with the colts but then i just read something from an hour ago that dont expect him to be a colt...i would love to have davis or verner both 25 and heading into their prime  

harold
harold

@bklyndude @harold@jimjets


Rex helps make CB's great.  So why wouldn't you come play for the Jets?  Playing with your brother is fine.  Having a chance to become great is something altogether different.


Not saying he will or won't but I don't think that will be the deciding factor.

harold
harold

@williamg1


Which is what I would do.  there are at least 8 CB who would be huge upgrades over Cro last year.  So I would cast a wide net and snag who whoever offers the best bang for the buck.  No need to overpay for a slightly better player.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@harold @bklyndude @jimjets     But playing with his brother on a good team makes more sense,  doesn't it ?    

I wouldn't mind him coming to the Jets,  just more likely to S.F. if not back to Colts.

williamg1
williamg1

The Jets are going hard after 10 different CBs. 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Bent @williamg1 @jake100  funny cimini mehta and myers never talked about holmes visiting the troops at a base in germany or hanging out with a cancer patient 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @jake100  Last year Joey said about Sanchez that he was losing the QB battle on purpose because he wanted out of New York!  That's not quitting on your team?

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Holmes never gave up on his team, he was benched. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100  


"Not worth responding to"


Look at Joey taking a Santonio Holmes approach to this conversation.  Classy?

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100 @Bent @williamg1  Which was the classy part?  Him getting his ass out on a drunken video, sulking over losing reps in practice or screaming at Idzik because he blamed him for the fact that he didn't get rid of the ball quick enough against the Giants and got himself injured?


Seems about as bad as Holmes when you boil it down.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 So that means you excuse you scummy they've been? They antagonized Bart Scott, one of the best Jet players we've had since Woody bought the team, all because he wouldn't give them the time of day for their relentless sh-- stirring. 


They have tried at every turn to create rifts that don't exist so they can write about the fallout. They don't deserve to be respected, not until they decide to show the team and players some. 

Zartan
Zartan

And the jets would have no problem trashing him, 8f he doesn't play up to par .

Never worry yourself over another mans money

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@jake100 i know if we lose him that means we drafting oline at 18...but for 2 weeks now im surprised we couldnt get a deal done i would love to know if its idzick being cheap or howard being a little unreasonable to the team that took him in when he was an after thought  

Zartan
Zartan

Its gonna suck when Hill has the brake out season he should be projected to have .

Joseph H.
Joseph H.

@williamg1 @Hanknaples @Brendan  I am a Met and Islanders fan, and as much as I hate saying this, their respective owners may be the worst in all of the professional sports. That or very close to the bottom. 

williamg1
williamg1

@Hanknaples @Brendan  And he sucks as a football owner. Arguably the worst in the NFL. If it weren't for Dolan, he may be the worst owner in professional sports. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples That's besides the point. He played chicken with the city and blinked first. 

Zartan
Zartan

Id shoot myself. 1 high and the rest on thw back end. You bring in Nicks with a rookie .

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples Hank, did you see Stephen Ross got his bluff called in Miami and is now footing the bill for his stadium renovations? 

bradysucks
bradysucks

@williamg1 @bradysucks @Hanknaples @bklyndude  


Hank loves Gates almost as much as Joeyboy loves Sanchez and Geno.....


The "normal" among us love Boss Hogg and Big Mo.......but whatever......It's always entertaining on the Jets blog

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Hanknaples @bklyndude @bradysucks  


Yes I know Hank.......Gates and Hill are awesome freaks of nature who combined can't catch a cold....


I was being sarcastic about Jerry Rice

bradysucks
bradysucks

@bklyndude @bradysucks  


The Jets have 5 picks in the 1st 4 rounds....and Manziel won't be there......but if we could draft him....then HELL YES


If the Jets somehow get Manziel he will not be throwing it to Gates and Hill.......You are dreaming......Those 2 have the MUMPS

bklyndude
bklyndude

@bradysucks    which is why Idzik should consider drafting 2 WR's in the first 4 rounds.........

I thought your plan was to trade draft picks to move up and get Johnny Manziel.   He's going to have to throw the ball to Hill, Gates, Nelson and Kerley. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Brendan @bradysucks  


I recall your soul brother (aka Hank/Naples) comparing Gates to Jerry Rice (lol)


I recall Stephen Hill being compared to Calvin Johnson....



I compare them both to that fast kid in school who played sports but had no coordination.....


If an eagle can't fly by it's 20th birthday it ain't an eagle....It's a duck.....


If a WR can't catch by his 20th birthday......he ain't a WR....

bradysucks
bradysucks

@williamg1 @bradysucks  


I'd cut Hill and Gates with a smile on my face......The SUCK twins


All HYPE no talent or production

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Zartan  


I have competition at my job......most people do.....but by all means lets bring in Mark Brunell as Geno's back up so he will feel as comfortable with his job security as Mark Sanchez did......That worked out great.....


I never said "fire" Geno......I said bring in the toughest competition possible and if Geno loses his job then so be it......Competition makes everybody better......and nobody is gonna give Geno anything

Zartan
Zartan

I hope that every employer you work for, fires you after 1 week.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@jake100 @bradysucks @Pat d  


I know what an interception looks like Joey..,..Sanchez taught me well.....


And I know that Geno turned it over as often as Sanchez........


Hey it's cool.......I hope we get a real QB someday because if you get so excited over Sanchez and Geno then I'd really find it amusing to see how you'd behave if you ever got to root for the real thing

bradysucks
bradysucks

@jake100 @Pat d  


But Joey if the BPA is a QB you will cry and cry because you are in love with Geno just like you were with Sanchez......God help us if we ever get a QB who isn't a turnover machine who can read a defense.....You'll be squealing with excitement like a teenage girl at a Duran Duran concert.......or maybe I should say Justin Beiber instead (lol)