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Santonio now says he’ll take a wait-and-see approach with the Jets

Santonio Holmes AP

Last month, free-agent receiver Santonio Holmes let it be known that he plans to sign a new deal with the Jets.  This month, he’s singing a slightly different tune.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Holmes says he’s taking a “wait-and-see approach” to his future with the team.  Holmes also said he won’t sign a restricted free agency tender, if the 2010 rules end up being applied again in 2011.  Instead, he wants a multi-year deal.

Holmes also said that he’ll be skipping workouts that quarterback Mark Sanchez has scheduled for California in May, due to “family/personal” reasons.

Holmes was traded to the Jets last April after incurring a four-game suspension for violation of the substance-abuse policy.  He possibly will be an unrestricted free agent, if the ultimate rules for 2011 place the threshold at five or fewer years.

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22 Responses to “Santonio now says he’ll take a wait-and-see approach with the Jets”
  1. Deb says: Apr 9, 2011 2:56 PM

    Obviously Holmes still hasn’t learned that it might be wiser (and more profitable) if he just said nothing.

  2. ny82jy says: Apr 9, 2011 2:59 PM

    I know the jets really like Holmes and he has always said he likes being a jet. He did alot for them last season. I think hes on the top of their list of players to resign. I dont think hes going anywhere.

  3. 3octaveFart says: Apr 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    Why wouldn’t he come back?
    They already won next year’s Super Bowl.
    Don’t want to miss that.

  4. svenhoek86 says: Apr 9, 2011 3:13 PM

    Well he’s a damn fine receiver, I’m sure any team in the league would be willing to sign him to a multi-year deal, he’s been productive every year he’s been in the league. The only problem he has is ego, and I wonder if he puts to a high a price on himself and limits the field.

    Then again, he is a SB MVP with the best game winning catch in NFL history (It’s really hard to debate that. Even Tyree’s amazing catch the year before palls in comparison to Tone’s) so it’s not like he has anymore career goals left to accomplish. He probably just wants to get paid at this point.

  5. jvm127 says: Apr 9, 2011 3:37 PM

    His game-winning catch to win Super Bowl XLIII is always going to be one of my favorite Steelers memories! It really is too bad he had to wear out his welcome in Pittsburgh. I would have loved to have seen him retire as a Steeler. Who knows what might have happened in XLV if he was on our side.

  6. FinFan68 says: Apr 9, 2011 3:38 PM

    Wait and see; wake and bake…

  7. mvpolamalu says: Apr 9, 2011 3:49 PM

    I miss santonio in pittsburgh…… Ward,holmes
    ,Wallace,sanders,brown. Unstoppable

  8. thefiesty1 says: Apr 9, 2011 3:55 PM

    Very good, 3octave. Why don’t these guys just keep their mouths shut and play?

  9. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 9, 2011 3:57 PM

    Jets will re-sign him – no debate. He’s far more valuable than Edwards.

  10. jdandcoke says: Apr 9, 2011 3:57 PM

    santonio’s catch was nice….but it came against a team that shouldnt have even been in th SB. not only was tyree’s catch better, but it was against (at least until plax’ td catch) the greatest NFL team of all time.

  11. p4ck3r5 says: Apr 9, 2011 5:06 PM

    lol at theyve already won a sb..hey rex says it so its gonna happen..lol

  12. david7590 says: Apr 9, 2011 5:16 PM

    He’s very overrated. Cost us the Dolphin game by dropping an easy touchdown. A lot of drops and fumbles. Braylon is a better receiver.

  13. pmars64 says: Apr 9, 2011 6:16 PM

    Did Pittsburgh screw itself out another SB title when they let loose Santonio??? Wallace certainly didn’t deliver the goods in crunch time. Maybe Pittsburgh paid a high price for their double-standard with Big Ben/Santonio.

  14. northeastern31 says: Apr 9, 2011 7:26 PM

    No need to wait and see Santonio I’ll tell you whats going to happen…

    The JETS will crash and burn in Foxboro…so better get the out of dodge while you still can.

  15. nyjalleffingday says: Apr 9, 2011 7:53 PM

    Braylon > Santonio any day of the week. Unless that day happens to be the one coming up in 11 days. Then Santonio > Braylon.

  16. atlien698 says: Apr 9, 2011 9:41 PM

    Well, at least he didn’t say he was going to take a “wake-and-bake” approach…

  17. nyjalleffingday says: Apr 9, 2011 10:56 PM

    @northeastern31

    Just like last time, right? Hahahaha!

  18. david7590 says: Apr 10, 2011 12:02 AM

    northeastern31 says:
    Apr 9, 2011 7:26 PM
    No need to wait and see Santonio I’ll tell you whats going to happen…

    The JETS will crash and burn in Foxboro…so better get the out of dodge while you still can.
    ——————————————————-
    Like we crashed and burned in the playoffs in Foxboro?

  19. stairwayto7 says: Apr 10, 2011 12:54 AM

    Go back to Ohio State and wake and bake!

  20. northeastern31 says: Apr 10, 2011 8:47 AM

    When the JETS win something just let me know guys. They may not have crashed and burned in Foxboro last year but they still crashed and burned.

    Next year they wont even be close to my beloved Patriots…. SO CALL YOUR BOOKIE NOW!

  21. bradymvp10 says: Apr 10, 2011 9:36 AM

    Jets have a team for now. They have a quarterback for later and dwindling draft picks. Rex is running them into the ground trying to win a super bowl. I’m worried about the Jets right now but it’s setting us up for an even more open AFC East later this decade.

  22. steelertom says: Apr 11, 2011 7:49 PM

    he is gonna take it one blunt at a time.

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