Jets receivers Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards have both been productive in the passing game, with Holmes having a hand in winning three of the last four with clutch play late in the game and Edwards ranking pitching in with five touchdown receptions.
There is every reason to believe the Jets want to keep both receivers long-term, but barring a change of heart, the team won’t re-do either player’s contract until after the season.
“There’s just too much uncertainty with the labor deal,” Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said.
While several players, including Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and center Nick Mangold, as well as Donovan McNabb and Tom Brady, have inked new deals this year, the Jets seem willing to wait until there is further clarity with the collective bargaining agreement before proceeding on extensions for Holmes and Edwards. Holmes is in the final year of his rookie contract, and Edwards signed a one-year deal before the season.