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Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:52 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 3:43 pm
 
Santonio will hopefully look happier the next time he's in the locker room. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Santonio Holmes was at the center of the disaster that was the Jets 2011 season, repeatedly calling out his offensive line and being blamed for some of the locker room problems. But he's going to remain a Jet for the foreseeable future, as the team now owes him a chunk of guaranteed money for 2011 and 2012.

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We noted back at the beginning of January that Holmes would reportedly be owed an additional $7.5 million of his 2013 contract on the second day of the 2012 league year if he was still on the Jets. As the New York Post reports, since Santonio hasn't been cut as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the Jets now owe the wideout $15.25 million, combining his 2012 and 2013 guaranteed figures.

Turns out, Rex Ryan was serious about Holmes coming back.

The Jets could certainly cut Holmes over the next two years; there's nothing stopping them. But doing so would be throwing more than $15 million down the tubes and stripping their roster of their best skill-position player.

Ryan's team faced an unreal amount of turmoil following the 2011 season, as unnamed members of the team called out Mark Sanchez, Brian Schottenheimer left and running back LaDainian Tomlinson pointed the finger at the wide receiver group for some of the problems. Holmes was at the center of all the internal problems.

If he continues along that path, he'll be an absolute waste of money. If Rex Ryan can straighten him out, then the wide receiver can still live up to the monster contract he signed in the 2011 offseason.

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Comments

Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 5:44 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

The guy is a cancer and has been dismissed from Steelers and looks to have wore out his welcome in NY...All you have is grammar mistakes? winning!



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:56 am
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

You know its bad when Plaxico Burress says he will never play with you again... 



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:46 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

The Jets are stupid. Make that severely stupid. The rest of the teams in the AFC East are celebrating.



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:14 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

If you want to fix the Jets cut out the biggest cancer first - Rex Ryan. Arrogance, disrespect, and having no clue on how to show some class are examples of behavior that start with him and trickle on down to the team.
Boom,  you hit the nail on its fat head. Tubby is the captain of the sinking Jet ship. Who cares what the Jets do with Sadtonio. They have no running game, a mediocre offensive libe and QB Sadchize. It will be years until the Jets will complete, and Tubby will be long gone by then.



Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:12 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Brain power? He is owed 15 million dollars. How long would it take you to make 15 million dollars?



Since: Apr 15, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:50 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

brain power isnt something you pick up in ohio....There own recruits choose it for the easy classes, tats and free smoke. Just like Santonio did.

Oh cruel irony, how it mocks thee!



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:49 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

hahahahaha
pay up 



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:18 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Santonio showed this last year why the Steelers cut him. Is he talented, yes , but so was T.O and Randy Moss.




Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

brain power isnt something you pick up in ohio....There own recruits choose it for the easy classes, tats and free smoke. Just like Santonio did.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:27 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

People wondered why the Steelers gave up on Santonio Holmes. I guess you see now? Holmes would be a #4 on the Steelers. A number four getting 15.25 million guaranteed? Seems like Holmes isn't the only one firing one up.


@republic - You're right, the defense won SBXLIII. Did you watch the 4th quarter? Def. blew a 13pt. lead. The offense led by Ben and Holmes didn't do anything at the end, right?


Holmes has the ability but not the brainpower.    


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