Sports With Santonio Holmes on way out, Jets have WR options New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes is likely to be cut. Photo Credit: Lee S. Weissman By SCOTT FONTANA firstname.lastname@example.org @Scott_Fontana February 27, 2014 8:24 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The Jets’ thin receiver corps is about to get thinner with the impending release of Santonio Holmes. Not that Holmes is a big loss based on last year’s production — 23 catches, 456 yards and one touchdown in 11 games — but he’s by far the most accomplished receiver on the Jets roster. General manager John Idzik must address the position during free agency or in the NFL draft. If he opts to bring in an established veteran, here is a look at the best free agent wideouts who are likely to hit the open market. Eric Decker Decker has scored 32 touchdowns over three seasons in Denver, and was productive even before Peyton Manning’s arrival. He’ll command a big contract, which might push him out of the Jets’ reach. Julian Edelman What Jets fan doesn’t love poaching from the Patriots? The danger is that Edelman’s 2013 stats (105 receptions, 1,056 yards, six touchdowns) might have been inflated by Bill Belichick’s system. James Jones Word is the 2012 leader in touchdown catches won’t be returning to Green Bay. Jones never has been “the guy,” and will turn 30 next month, but he could work on a shorter-length deal. Hakeem Nicks At least this Giant wouldn’t have to leave the area. Nicks didn’t catch a touchdown last year despite 56 catches and 896 yards. Still, he’s an upper-echelon wideout and a major upgrade. Emmanuel Sanders The speedster was solid (67 catches, 740 yards, six touchdowns) in his first year as a starter in Pittsburgh. The Patriots liked Sanders last offseason, so signing him might stymie New England, too. By SCOTT FONTANA email@example.com @Scott_Fontana Scott has been amNewYork's sports editor since 2012 and has more than a decade of experience covering sports. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.