According to Kareem Copeland of NFL.com, the New York Jets have asked receiver Santonio Holmes to take a pay cut to help the team acquire some free agents. Good luck.
Holmes has been one of the more selfish players, arguing with quarterback Mark Sanchez in the huddle, trashing teammates in the locker room, so if he agrees it will come as a big surprise. Copeland writes:
‘The Jets have asked Santonio Holmes to reduce his $11 million base salary for 2012. New general manager John Idzik wants cap room on the eve of free agency and Holmes could provide it.
Holmes is guaranteed up to $7.5 million regardless of if he's on the roster or not, that the Jets would pick up the remaining balance up to the $7.5 million if he signs with another team.’