So, it seems as if Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes are heading in two different directions. Last season, you could find them teaming up as an explosive receiving tandem. Now, Holmes’ five-year deal, estimated to hit about $10 million a year, may just keep Edwards off the squad. Mark Sanchez expressed the unlikeliness of both returning to the team for the upcoming season.
“It was such a luxury to have both of them last year,” quarterback Mark Sanchez said Tuesday. “It’s almost unrealistic to have that kind of a receiving corps again.”
Acquiring Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers may be one of the greater moves in franchise history. With a trade deal mildly equating a two-piece and a biscuit, the Jets acquired a man that has the speed and game escalating ability to inspire Jets’ believers. We personally experienced a few of those moments when Holmes kept the tips of his toes inbounds and saved games with his body control. All of those moments more than likely contributed to New York’s willingness to hold him accountable for their long range production next year.
Edwards, with an upcoming probation hearing, must focus his energy on making himself desirable to teams searching for receiver production. There are a few teams that would be willing to take a chance on him if he could make the effort to stay out of court every once in a while. After punching an associate of former Cleveland Cavaliers’ player LeBron James when he was a member of the Browns’ team, he was placed on probation.
As reported by ESPN, if he is found to have violated his probation with his most recent violation of driving while intoxicated, he will be possibly subjected to a $1,000 or up to six months jail time. His fate may be decided as early as August and his hearing puts a bit of a scar on his reputation, because who wants to go after a player who may spend the entire season watching the primetime games with his fellow inmates.
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