Sanchez, Holmes working out in Florida

April, 11, 2012

All NFL quarterbacks dream of going to Disney World the day after the Super Bowl -- as the MVP, of course. Mark Sanchez is there this week, trying to get a jump on next season.

Sanchez and WR Santonio Holmes, whose strained relationship became the subject of many off-season headlines, are working out together at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark.

The Jets' off-season program doesn't begin until Monday, but Sanchez, Holmes, TE Dustin Keller and WR Patrick Turner decided to meet for some early work. A handful of players from other teams also are participating in the informal workouts, which will continue for the remainder of the week.

"We got that good work in today!" Keller tweeted Tuesday, addressing some of the players.

This marked Sanchez's second trip to Orlando in the offseason. In February, he went there to meet with Holmes in an attempt to resolve their differences and move forward. This time, Sanchez was invited by Holmes, trainer Tom Shaw told The Star-Ledger.
"I know it can work between us," Sanchez told reporters last months at a charity event in Manhattan. "It's not a question of if, it's just a matter of when -- and that's now."

Holmes hasn't done an interview since the day the season ended in Miami, where he was benched late in the game after nearly coming to blows with teammates in the huddle.

Sanchez has spent a lot of time in Florida on football-related matters. Early in the offseason, he made at least two trips to South Florida, where he met with former Jets and Dolphins QB Chad Pennington to learn about Tony Sparano and his offensive system.

Because of the new CBA rules, Sanchez hasn't been allowed to discuss Xs and Os with Sparano, but that changes on Monday.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter



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