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Santonio Holmes says he’d take another pay cut to stay with Jets

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Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes gave up $3.5 million in non-guaranteed salary before the start of this season to avoid getting cut by the Jets and he said Wednesday that he’d be open to another pay cut to stick around for another season.

Holmes said that he would do “anything for the team” and that it would “probably not” matter how much of a cut the Jets asked him to swallow because he believes big money follows strong production. There hasn’t been much production this season as Holmes has just 18 catches in nine games this season while missing five games with a hamstring injury. Holmes doesn’t think the injury should be the reason for the pay cut, but reiterated he’s ready to do what the team wants.

“I mean I wouldn’t agree with it, because you can’t do anything about injuries that occur, first time I’ve been injured in my career, but like I said for the team, sacrifices are to be made,” Holmes said, via the New York Daily News.

Holmes has been injured before, he missed most of last season with a Lisfranc injury, but that’s pretty much beside the point. Holmes is set to make $9.25 million next year and his current tune of being all about the team has not been one he’s sung in the past while bashing teammates and other members of the organization. That means the Jets can save themselves both headaches and cap space, two reasons to think that the team will pass on Holmes’ offer while letting him ply his trade elsewhere next year.

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18 Responses to “Santonio Holmes says he’d take another pay cut to stay with Jets”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    His modeling/acting career just isn’t taking off for some reason.

  2. ampats says: Dec 18, 2013 4:38 PM

    Tone knows that if he is not on the Jets he is looking at veteran’s minimum at best.

  3. blahblahblah1313 says: Dec 18, 2013 4:38 PM

    In other words “I know nobody else would pay me and less is better than none”…Actually quite sensible for someone with his history.

  4. blahblahblah1313 says: Dec 18, 2013 4:40 PM

    Let them offer him the veteran minimum and see how fast he changes his tune

  5. enoughofthatalready says: Dec 18, 2013 4:40 PM

    It is time for the Jets GM to let go of Sanchez, Holmes, Cromartie and the #1 bloat of the NFL, Rex Ryan.

  6. mackcarrington says: Dec 18, 2013 4:50 PM

    I don’t think this cat really cares about playing anymore. I think he just likes living in New York City, and the buzz he gets being a pro athlete, regardless of how much money he’s making.

  7. CKL says: Dec 18, 2013 4:52 PM

    When the Steelers get rid of a receiver, there’s always a good reason, and he’s no different. The only one they may regret letting go of is Nate Washington who is both still useful and not a problem child that I know of.

    Guys like Holmes do NOT help young QBs develop because they are more interested in themselves. No Santonio injuries like yours are not your fault, but you have a job that pays you your full salary not to work even though you’ve been mediocre as a Jet. Count your blessings because not many other professions have that provision.

  8. pftfan says: Dec 18, 2013 4:56 PM

    I would argue that the easiest fix for the Jets this offseason is releasing the three-headed hydra of Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie and Mark Sanchez.

    You can’t start over as an organization while these three clowns are held over into next season. The new GM will make sure of that, especially since the cap hits will be negligible at best.

  9. vegaskid21 says: Dec 18, 2013 5:46 PM

    Open mouth, insert foot.

  10. ravenswhat says: Dec 18, 2013 6:11 PM

    This guy is done. Also, lol at saying you’ll take a pay cut in week 17. I’m sure his agent loves that negotiating tactic.

  11. chawk12thman says: Dec 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    Maybe he knows he is going to be cut and is hoping to change his image for any potential prospective teams. I do find it interesting that he is getting slammed for saying basically he was willing to do what is right for his team………

  12. chipbeastkelly says: Dec 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    He should be paying the Jets to stay on the team.

  13. jmblosser82 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:25 PM

    I’d sign for the vet minimal to play on a team that could make the playoffs instead of the jets.

    Washington is still productive but if I remember right he was a all about me player in his youth. Wallace is missed too but not for the money he got.

  14. maximusprime107 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:57 PM

    Too bad no one on the Jets want him

  15. agc99 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:39 PM

    He’s a cancer for the team. Jets need to rid themselves of him ASAP.

  16. thejuddstir says: Dec 18, 2013 11:23 PM

    Holmes will be taking a pay cut to play for any team.

  17. monropoobah says: Dec 19, 2013 4:09 AM

    i assume holmes and sanchez going away is a given. but cromartie? i don’t think so. had an off year on the field but he’s still a good corner.

  18. styx630 says: Dec 19, 2013 12:20 PM

    You’re never going to earn big money with Geno Smith throwing you the ball.

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