PITTSBURGH PA - JANUARY 23: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets sits dejected after being defeated 24 to 19 by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23 2011 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Santonio Holmes Says He Won't Sign New York Jets One-Year Tender

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Santonio Holmes Says He Won't Sign New York Jets One-Year Tender Offer

Santonio Holmes has claimed he won’t sign the one-year tender the New York Jets placed on him in March, according to an interview with ESPN’s Rich Cimini. He says he wants a long-term contract whether he’s declared a restricted or unrestricted free agent.

I want a contract, flat out. If I sign a contract, it will be for multiple years. It won’t be for one year. I played five years to wait for my sixth year to come up. I don’t want to play for a one-year deal. I wouldn’t do it.

The Jets placed a first- and third-round tender on Holmes, which would give them the opportunity to at least receive compensation in the form of NFL Draft picks if he leaves the team after the new collective bargaining agreement is finally, if ever, successfully negotiated.

For more on Holmes and the Jets, visit Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York.

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New York Jets Place 1st And 3rd Round Tender On WR Santonio Holmes

The New York Jets entered the offseason with the task of signing WR Santonio Holmes to a new contract. With the coming lockout, that task is considerably more difficult. So the Jets placed a first and third round restricted free agent tender on Holmes this week in the hopes of securing his rights for 2011.

The problem is that we don't know what the rules will be in the next CBA between the players and owners. The current deal expires on Thursday night.

Currently, in the uncapped year, players with five or less years of service are restricted free agents. That's the category Holmes falls under and it's why the Jets were able to tender him. In the next deal, though, some people think the threshold for restricted free agency will be reverted back to three years. That would not cover Holmes.

So, as with everything relating to football right now, we have a lot more questions than answers. But, for now -- or the next two days -- the Jets will retain Holmes' rights.

Check out Gang Green Nation for more on the news.

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