Jets say Kerry Rhodes will be back in 2010

Kerry Rhodes often clashed with the Jets’ coaching staff last season, and he took to Twitter to discuss leaving New York, while complaining that he had lost his job as the starting free safety and saying he thought other teams would want him in 2010.

But 2010 has arrived, and the Jets say they’re hanging onto Rhodes.

Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum told reporters today that Rhodes will receive his $2 million roster bonus on March 12 and be on the team for the 2010 season.

A lot can happen between now and the start of the regular season, and it’s not too late for the Jets to change their minds — especially if Rhodes reverts to making noises about wanting to go elsewhere. But with Rhodes now saying he wants to stay, and the Jets now saying they want to have him, all indications are that Rhodes will be a Jet in 2010.