Will the New York Jets reach out to veteran free agent WR Plaxico Burress now that Santonio Holmes has suffered a serious injury? Or how about Terrell Owens? Chad Johnson? The New York Jets could use an infusion of help at the receiver position and why not reach out to Plaxico Burress, a veteran receiver with knowledge of the Jets playbook who could contribute as soon as he joins the team.
Santonio Holmes went down on the first play of the fourth quarter, he went down untouched, grabbing his leg. To add insult to injury in a game the Jets were getting blown out in, Holmes fumbled the ball and his fumble was returned by Niners LB Carlos Rogers for a touchdown.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez needs some help on offense, so why not bring in a player who is familiar with the system and a player that Sanchez is also familiar with? Holmes left the Jets facility after the game last night in a walking boot and no official word has been issued about when he might return to the lineup. Holmes is the Jets leading receiver, with 20 receptions for 272 yards and just one touchdown.No other receiver has over 11 catches after four games into the season.
Burress contributed on the field last season for New York and his big frame would give Sanchez another target inside the red zone. Burress posted 45 receptions for 612 yards but eight touchdowns. That is production that this current Jets team could use-right now.
If Holmes is going to be out for a few weeks, look for the Jets to bring in veterans this week to work out. Terrell Owns, even Chad Johnson could be in the mix, but Plaxico Burress makes the most sense of the remaining veterans on the free agent market. If Holmes will be out for a while, and the Jets are in need of a receiver and none of these veterans are signed, it’s safe to assume their NFL careers are most likely over.