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Jets no longer interested in Laveranues Coles

Yesterday PFT’s Gregg Rosenthal noted that wide receiver Laveranues Coles is among a number of big names still available in free agency. And we’ve previously mentioned the possibility of Coles returning to the Jets.

But the Jets’ acquisition of former Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes apparently means Coles will have to look elsewhere for employment in 2010.

Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have all but eliminated the possibility of signing Coles.

Coles was released by the Bengals prior to the start of free agency and is still an unrestricted free agent. In 2009 in Cincinnati he caught 43 passes for 514 yards, his lowest totals since his rookie year.

The Jets cut Coles last year after he agreed to give up $6 million guaranteed in exchange for having the final year of his contract voided. Coles was drafted by the Jets in 2000, signed with the Redskins in 2003 and was traded back to the Jets in 2005 before leaving in 2009.

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13 Responses to “Jets no longer interested in Laveranues Coles”
  1. Freebird2010 says: Apr 12, 2010 11:50 AM

    Laveranues Coles for Congress!
    Giving away money now for less in the future–he would fit right in.

  2. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 12, 2010 11:50 AM

    The Jets have enough wide receivers..
    They need to focus on the Draft and this point and helping Braylon Edwards work on catching the ball.

  3. Citizen Strange says: Apr 12, 2010 11:52 AM

    I guess not. The Jets just got lightning in a bottle in Santonio Holmes.
    Roethlsiberger could/can not lead a receiver on a deep ball or hit a receiver in stride to save his soul but I always said that if Holmes had a QB that had skills beyond street ball “just go out and run around until you get wide open” Holmes would be in the Pro Bowl every year.
    I don’t know if Sanchez has can those skills but if he does those five yard slants turn into 25 yard gains with Holmes.

  4. Los Gigantes says: Apr 12, 2010 11:56 AM

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  5. jwill007 says: Apr 12, 2010 12:09 PM

    washed up

  6. This Guy says: Apr 12, 2010 12:26 PM

    Who was paging Captain Obvious?

  7. Gautam says: Apr 12, 2010 12:36 PM

    I thought the Jets were a run-first team, why would they need more WRs all of a sudden ?

  8. beer_beer_beer_beer says: Apr 12, 2010 12:49 PM

    so wait…. The jets traded for Santonio Holmes?

  9. WhoDey_Man says: Apr 12, 2010 12:58 PM

    they should sign him. between him and edwards they can’t catch a cold.

  10. DonTerrelli says: Apr 12, 2010 1:30 PM

    Jacksonville needs him

  11. Dapollock says: Apr 12, 2010 1:34 PM

    He’ll still lead the league in fingerbangs. Hear that, Big Ben?

  12. ham1 says: Apr 12, 2010 1:39 PM

    Holmes is history…just a matter of time before he twists one up, thinking he can outsmart the long arm of the NFL office. Too bad hes such a knucklehead. Hes really talented.

  13. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Apr 12, 2010 2:21 PM

    I hear New England needs a receiver……or 2…..or 3….

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