The New York Jets have come to terms with wide receiver Santonio Holmes on a new contract that will keep in the fold of the teams offensive plans.
The deal is reportedly for five years and roughly ten million dollars, which is a team friendly deal according to those close to the situation.
Teammate Braylon Edwards is also a free agent, and while it’s been widely reported he will not be back with Jets in consideration to the salary cap, there may now be a chance for him to return given the modesty of Holmes deal.
Rumors have it though the Jets would like to get in on the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes, which will be an expensive affair to say the least.
Washington was also said to be heavily interested in acquiring Holmes yesterday in hopes of updating their receiving core.
However when the Redkskins announced they had re-signed Santan Moss to a new three-year deal, the writing may have been on the wall that Holmes was returning to the Jets.
The Redskins also signed former New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Donte Stallworth to a one-year deal.
Holmes was suspended for the first four games last season after violating the leagues substance abuse policy. In twelve games he still managed 52 receptions for 746 yards and six touchdowns.