Sunday, April 11, 2010
Jets acquire Santonio Holmes
By Tim Graham
The New York Jets just don't know when to quit.
As if two of the splashiest offseason acquisitions weren't enough, they've picked up a Super Bowl MVP.
The Jets sent a fifth-round draft pick in this month's draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers for wide receiver Santonio Holmes late Sunday night, according to a league source.
The Jets shored up another position of need prior to the draft. They previously traded for former All-Pro cornerback Antonio Cromartie and signed free-agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson. They're also trying to sign free-agent pass-rusher Jason Taylor, a former NFL defensive player of the year.
Holmes made the highlight-reel touchdown reception in the final moments of Super Bowl XLIII to win the game for Pittsburgh. He followed that up last season with 79 catches for 1,248 yards and five touchdowns.
The Jets had the NFL's top rushing attack last year. Now second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez has a receiving corps in which Jerricho Cotchery is the third option. Not too shabby.
But he had a checkered stay in Pittsburgh. He has tested positive for marijuana, was involved in a 2008 domestic violence incident and was accused of throwing a glass at a woman at a club in Orlando, Fla., last month.