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Draft Scout *Santonio Holmes News
03/10/14 - Holmes was due $8.25 million in salary in 2014. He received $24 million guaranteed when the Jets signed him to a five-year, $45.25 million contract in 2011. He was scheduled to count $10.75 million against the team's cap.
"I appreciate Tone's contributions over the last four seasons. I've always admired his knack for making the clutch play," coach Rex Ryan said. "He's a tremendous competitor who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. I wish him nothing but the best."
Holmes was limited to only four games in 2012 due to a foot injury that lingered into 2013 when he played in 11 games. He caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown last season.
Holmes has totaled 146 catches for 2,128 yards and 16 touchdowns in his four years with the Jets. He was acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a trade in 2010.
A first-round pick in 2006, Holmes was voted the team's rookie of the year and earned MVP honors in Super Bowl XLVIII with nine receptions for 131 yards, including the go-ahead 6-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone that beat the Arizona Cardinals.
12/06/13 - WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was listed as probable Friday. "We don't want to play (Holmes) 60 snaps when all of a sudden now we're worried about it," coach Rex Ryan said. "So we've got to be smart and we will be. But again, it's not like it's going to be last week where he played three plays. He's going to play."
12/04/13 - WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, three days after he started yet played just two snaps for the Jets in a 23-3 loss to the Dolphins. Holmes missed five games earlier this year with the hamstring injury. He has just 13 catches for 326 yards and one touchdown this year.
12/03/13 - WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) started for the Jets Sunday but played just two snaps in their 23-3 loss to the Dolphins. Holmes, who missed the Jets' final five games before their Nov. 10 bye due to a hamstring injury, said it was a coach's decision to limit his snaps to ensure he'd be healthy the rest of the year. Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that he and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg agreed after watching Holmes in the first quarter that he didn't have his usual burst. Holmes has just 13 catches for 326 yards and one touchdown this year.
11/22/13 - WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring, foot) took part in limited practice Friday and is probable. He missed five games with a hamstring injury before returning against the Bills last Sunday and finishing with two catches for a team-high 71 yards in the Jets' 37-14 loss. Holmes has 12 catches for 314 yards and one touchdown in five games this season.