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http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5077088

 

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets acquired talented but troubled wide receiver Santonio Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night for a fifth-round draft pick this month, sources confirmed by ESPN.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESPN 1050 in New York first reported the story. The teams have yet to announce the trade.

 

Holmes, the 2009 Super Bowl MVP, gives quarterback Mark Sanchez another big-time target to throw to in an offense that already had receivers Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, promising tight end Dustin Keller and recently signed running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

 

Holmes has 235 career catches for 3,835 yards and 20 touchdowns, but also brings his share of off-field issues, which could explain the relatively low price the Jets paid to get him.

 

The 26-year-old receiver is facing a lawsuit in Florida from a woman who claims he threw a glass at her, cutting her above the eye, in an Orlando nightclub. The police also have been investigating the woman's claims. Holmes denies hurting the woman, and a witness has since taken responsibility for tossing the glass, according to Holmes' lawyer.

 

In 2008, Holmes was arrested for possession of marijuana and was involved in a domestic violence incident in 2006; the misdemeanor charges were dismissed.

 

He has one year remaining on his contract.

 

The Jets, who lost to Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Game last season, and general manager Mike Tannenbaum have lately shown they are unafraid to add players with questionable backgrounds. They traded for Edwards two days after he was accused of punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James in October outside a downtown Cleveland nightclub

 

New York also acquired cornerback Antonio Cromartie last month from San Diego despite him dealing with paternity issues. Cromartie has fathered seven children by six women in five states, and the Jets advanced him $500,000 to clear up his legal troubles.

 

The Jets acknowledged having interest before last year's draft in former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who's currently serving a prison sentence. Burress pleaded guilty last August to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and for having a loaded handgun in a nightclub that went off and shot him in the leg in November 2008.

 

The move could also put an end to speculation that the Jets might have interest in acquiring Denver's Brandon Marshall. Despite saying those rumors were unfounded, New York has been grouped among numerous teams who could make a move before the draft for the Broncos receiver.

 

The 5-foot-11 Holmes, a former first-round pick out of Ohio State in 2006, adds a speedy complement to the Jets' passing game. He's coming off the best season of his career statistically, after having 79 catches for 1,248 yards and five touchdowns. His presence should allow Cotchery to assume more of a slot role, where he is extremely effective, and take double coverages off Edwards.

 

Despite being benched earlier in the 2008 season for the marijuana arrest, Holmes made a number of big plays -- none bigger than in the Super Bowl against Arizona. He caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds left in regulation, leading the Steelers to a 27-23 victory. He caught nine passes for 131 yards in the game.

 

"Wow we got Holmes this is crazy," cornerback Darrelle Revis posted on his Twitter account. "We makin big moves this off-season. Putting the pieces together to get closer to that superbowl ring."

 

Tannenbaum and the Jets have made headlines this offseason despite the league's "Final Eight" restrictions that have limited who they could sign. New York has traded for Holmes and Cromartie, and signed Tomlinson, safety Brodney Pool and kicker Nick Folk.

 

The Jets are still waiting to hear from free agent linebacker-defensive end Jason Taylor, who met with the team for two days last week. The NFL's active sacks leader went back home to Weston, Fla., on Friday without a deal in place, but is expected to make a decision sometime this week whether to join the team he has considered an enemy for most of his 13-year career.

 

Information from ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Wow.

 

Holmes in 2009 79 catches 1248 yards. And he just turned 26. I know he might miss a few games this season because of suspension, but only giving up a 5th for him is a steal. They'll probably have him for 4-5 years.

 

Now they can use the 1st and 2nd round picks on defense since there was word they might trade one of those picks for Brandon Marshall.

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The rumor says we get Leon Washington for him sometime down the line... not that that makes this any better

 

 

I wonder what they will send for him if that is true?

 

 

Heading into last season Jericho Cotchery was the Jets #1 receiver, now he is their #3. Pretty amazing.

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Essentially, Braylon Edward and Holmes will compete for the #1 slot for 2011, probably. I don't think they can resign both, since Revis, Ferguson, Mangold, and Harris are all going to be FAs.

 

Even if we give up Leon, it's still a very good trade. Leon, after all, is our #3 RB and is coming off an injury. I'd love to have him on the squad, but we'll be fine if we lose him.

 

Another note that I think is important but won't necessarily get a lot of press: because Holmes won't have to be on the field every play, he can be freed up to do some kick returning; he's excellent at that, and the Jets weren't great in that area last year.

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Essentially, Braylon Edward and Holmes will compete for the #1 slot for 2011, probably. I don't think they can resign both, since Revis, Ferguson, Mangold, and Harris are all going to be FAs.

 

Even if we give up Leon, it's still a very good trade. Leon, after all, is our #3 RB and is coming off an injury. I'd love to have him on the squad, but we'll be fine if we lose him.

 

Another note that I think is important but won't necessarily get a lot of press: because Holmes won't have to be on the field every play, he can be freed up to do some kick returning; he's excellent at that, and the Jets weren't great in that area last year.

 

 

I agree with the first point. They probably wont be able to afford both, but well see. Who even knows if there will be a cap or how large will it be if there is one? If there is no cap, then they'll both be on the team.

 

They are saying that Washington is not part of the trade. There may be a separate trade on the way, which would be great. The 49ers were rumored to be willing to give up a 3rd rounder for him, we'll see. I have no problem with him coming back next season.

 

 

At the beginning of the offseason the Jets biggest needs were WR, CB and probably Dline.

 

If they sign Taylor this week (Who I really DO NOT like at all) they will have addressed their biggest needs before the draft. It'll be interesting to see what they do on draft day.

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Essentially, Braylon Edward and Holmes will compete for the #1 slot for 2011, probably. I don't think they can resign both, since Revis, Ferguson, Mangold, and Harris are all going to be FAs.

 

Even if we give up Leon, it's still a very good trade. Leon, after all, is our #3 RB and is coming off an injury. I'd love to have him on the squad, but we'll be fine if we lose him.

 

Another note that I think is important but won't necessarily get a lot of press: because Holmes won't have to be on the field every play, he can be freed up to do some kick returning; he's excellent at that, and the Jets weren't great in that area last year.

 

 

I agree with the first point. They probably wont be able to afford both, but well see. Who even knows if there will be a cap or how large will it be if there is one? If there is no cap, then they'll both be on the team.

 

They are saying that Washington is not part of the trade. There may be a separate trade on the way, which would be great. The 49ers were rumored to be willing to give up a 3rd rounder for him, we'll see. I have no problem with him coming back next season.

 

 

At the beginning of the offseason the Jets biggest needs were WR, CB and probably Dline.

 

If they sign Taylor this week (Who I really DO NOT like at all) they will have addressed their biggest needs before the draft. It'll be interesting to see what they do on draft day.

 

The Washington part of the trade is a "wink/nod" future consideration for the Steelers.

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Essentially, Braylon Edward and Holmes will compete for the #1 slot for 2011, probably. I don't think they can resign both, since Revis, Ferguson, Mangold, and Harris are all going to be FAs.

 

Even if we give up Leon, it's still a very good trade. Leon, after all, is our #3 RB and is coming off an injury. I'd love to have him on the squad, but we'll be fine if we lose him.

 

Another note that I think is important but won't necessarily get a lot of press: because Holmes won't have to be on the field every play, he can be freed up to do some kick returning; he's excellent at that, and the Jets weren't great in that area last year.

 

 

I agree with the first point. They probably wont be able to afford both, but well see. Who even knows if there will be a cap or how large will it be if there is one? If there is no cap, then they'll both be on the team.

 

They are saying that Washington is not part of the trade. There may be a separate trade on the way, which would be great. The 49ers were rumored to be willing to give up a 3rd rounder for him, we'll see. I have no problem with him coming back next season.

 

 

At the beginning of the offseason the Jets biggest needs were WR, CB and probably Dline.

 

If they sign Taylor this week (Who I really DO NOT like at all) they will have addressed their biggest needs before the draft. It'll be interesting to see what they do on draft day.

 

The Washington part of the trade is a "wink/nod" future consideration for the Steelers.

 

I guess we'll have to wait and see. If that was the case they should have just swapped Washington for Holmes.

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There's gotta be more to this than we know of. Off field issues? Drug usage?

 

I dont think any GM can be that stupid... regardless of a 4 game suspension I'd pony up a 3rd round pick if that's the case. I'd put up a 2nd round pick if it wasnt the case. I'd even consider a 1st round pick. This just doesnt make any sense.

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Wow, this is such a stupid trade. Maybe he gets himself into some trouble at clubs and smokes some weed, but when on the field he is a #1 wide receiver. Giving up just a 5th rounder is such a steal it isn't even funny.

 

Jets easily the favorites in the AFC right now imo.

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There's gotta be more to this than we know of. Off field issues? Drug usage?

 

I dont think any GM can be that stupid... regardless of a 4 game suspension I'd pony up a 3rd round pick if that's the case. I'd put up a 2nd round pick if it wasnt the case. I'd even consider a 1st round pick. This just doesnt make any sense.

 

 

I think they wanted to clean themselves up, but I think they could have gotten more for him. The guy was 7th in the league in receiving yards last season.

 

To put it into perspective (please do take this as a diss on the dolphins), the dolphins sent their 5th rounder for Tyler Thigpen. 5th rounders really do not have much value.

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There's gotta be more to this than we know of. Off field issues? Drug usage?

 

I dont think any GM can be that stupid... regardless of a 4 game suspension I'd pony up a 3rd round pick if that's the case. I'd put up a 2nd round pick if it wasnt the case. I'd even consider a 1st round pick. This just doesnt make any sense.

 

 

I think they wanted to clean themselves up, but I think they could have gotten more for him. The guy was 7th in the league in receiving yards last season.

 

To put it into perspective (please do take this as a diss on the dolphins), the dolphins sent their 5th rounder for Tyler Thigpen. 5th rounders really do not have much value.

 

Reports say that they were ready to just release him if an offer wasn't made.... so for all the Dolphins fans crying about this, that says that you guys weren't willing to top a 5th round pick (which also makes me think about Washington being involved). And yes, this is almost 100% about cleaning up their image... people are quick to forget we just let Plaxico Burress go as a FA... and we wound up winning a Super Bowl shortly thereafter. We let Plax go for character issues, we let Holmes go for character issues. I gotta trust Pitt management on this one.

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There's gotta be more to this than we know of. Off field issues? Drug usage?

 

I dont think any GM can be that stupid... regardless of a 4 game suspension I'd pony up a 3rd round pick if that's the case. I'd put up a 2nd round pick if it wasnt the case. I'd even consider a 1st round pick. This just doesnt make any sense.

 

 

I think they wanted to clean themselves up, but I think they could have gotten more for him. The guy was 7th in the league in receiving yards last season.

 

To put it into perspective (please do take this as a diss on the dolphins), the dolphins sent their 5th rounder for Tyler Thigpen. 5th rounders really do not have much value.

 

Reports say that they were ready to just release him if an offer wasn't made.... so for all the Dolphins fans crying about this, that says that you guys weren't willing to top a 5th round pick (which also makes me think about Washington being involved). And yes, this is almost 100% about cleaning up their image... people are quick to forget we just let Plaxico Burress go as a FA... and we wound up winning a Super Bowl shortly thereafter. We let Plax go for character issues, we let Holmes go for character issues. I gotta trust Pitt management on this one.

 

So is Big Ben the next one to be let go?

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There's gotta be more to this than we know of. Off field issues? Drug usage?

 

I dont think any GM can be that stupid... regardless of a 4 game suspension I'd pony up a 3rd round pick if that's the case. I'd put up a 2nd round pick if it wasnt the case. I'd even consider a 1st round pick. This just doesnt make any sense.

 

 

I think they wanted to clean themselves up, but I think they could have gotten more for him. The guy was 7th in the league in receiving yards last season.

 

To put it into perspective (please do take this as a diss on the dolphins), the dolphins sent their 5th rounder for Tyler Thigpen. 5th rounders really do not have much value.

 

Reports say that they were ready to just release him if an offer wasn't made.... so for all the Dolphins fans crying about this, that says that you guys weren't willing to top a 5th round pick (which also makes me think about Washington being involved). And yes, this is almost 100% about cleaning up their image... people are quick to forget we just let Plaxico Burress go as a FA... and we wound up winning a Super Bowl shortly thereafter. We let Plax go for character issues, we let Holmes go for character issues. I gotta trust Pitt management on this one.

 

Main reason why we're b!thcing. This FO refuses to address the most glaring need on the offensive side of the ball.

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It makes me so sad that Mystikol is a Jets fans. I thought he was perfect. I thought he was the one.

 

 

(Buck passing spoiler)

 

Blame my dad. Not that it's been a walk in the part. It's been mostly misery until week 15 last year.

 

I love you unconditionally; I hope you might someday find it in your heart to do the same.

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Also by the way: The Jets 5th rounder comes via the Saints, so it's literally the LAST pick in the 5th round. The Dolphins wouldn't even have needed to pony up a 4th; their 5th would have been a better pick and surely would have gotten the deal done.

 

I'm still stunned.

 

For what it's worth, the Jets forum I recently joined actually is reasonably intelligent. There are idiots, sure, but really not much worse than what you'd find on most fan forums. Of course, there's a selection bias here, but I was pleasantly surprised. There are definitely 4-5 guys who I could compare to the MarlinsLou's of our world.

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