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ESPN New York expects the Jets to release Santonio Holmes.

Gang Green can save $8.25 million against the salary cap by releasing Holmes and his $10.75 million cap hit. Holmes is due a $1 million roster bonus on March 13, but we'd expect the Jets to cut ties with the soon-to-be 30-year-old before then. Once the Jets release Holmes, Mark Sanchez, and Antonio Cromartie, they'll have over $40 million in cap space. Cromartie could re-sign.

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Santonio Holmes is owed a $1 million roster bonus on March 13.

It's in addition to Holmes' scheduled 2014 base salary of $8.25 million, and a $250,000 workout bonus. Owed a total of $9.5 million in salary and bonuses, Holmes is the likeliest cap casualty among NFL wide receivers. We suspect the Jets will cut the cord on Holmes well before his roster bonus comes due.

Santonio Holmes WR NYJ 7 Months

Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) is active for Week 17 against the Dolphins.

Santonio Holmes WR NYJ 7 Months

Santonio Holmes (foot) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Holmes practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, but his status was never in doubt. He's nothing more than a WR5 for Sunday's game at Miami.

Santonio Holmes WR NYJ 7 Months

Santonio Holmes caught two passes for 20 yards in Week 16 against the Browns.

Holmes was targeted six times on the day and worked mainly against Joe Haden. Geno Smith liked working the middle over the field instead of getting it to Holmes on the outside. Holmes is just a WR5 for the season finale in Miami.

Santonio Holmes WR NYJ 7 Months

Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Holmes was limited in practice every day this week, but is on track to start against the Browns. He's a WR5 in fantasy championship week.

Santonio Holmes WR NYJ 7 Months

Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Holmes doesn't do full practices. He's a WR5 for the fantasy finals.

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Santonio Holmes said he's willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Jets next season.

"Anything for the team," Holmes said with straight face. It's an ironic statement, as it comes from a player who has produced just 38 catches over the last two seasons while getting labeled a locker room cancer and failing to fight through injuries. There's almost no way Holmes is back with the Jets even if he'd take a veteran's minimum deal. The five-year, $45 million deal he signed in 2011 proved to be straight robbery.

Santonio Holmes WR NYJ 7 Months

Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

As usual. Holmes will play Sunday against the Browns but is just a WR4.

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Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.

It's always something with Holmes, but he's on track to play against the Panthers. He'll be a WR5 in a game where the Jets will likely generate vanishingly-little offense.