Holmes' deal with Jets official

Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes celebrates a touchdown against the Steelers in Pittsburgh,...

Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes celebrates a touchdown against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, Penn., Jan. 23, 2011. (DAVE DENOMA/Reuters)

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The New York Jets officially announced the signing of wide receiver Santonio Holmes to a contract Saturday.

Holmes came to terms on a five-year deal believed to be worth $50 million.

Holmes, acquired from the Steelers in April of 2010, was suspended for the first four games of last season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He then finished with 52 catches for 746 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.

In a stretch of three games in November, he made big plays to help the Jets win. On November 7 at Detroit, he caught a 52-yard pass in overtime to set up the winning field goal and the following week at Cleveland hauled in a 37-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of overtime. A week later against Houston he caught a TD pass with 10 seconds left in a 30-27 win.

Holmes spent his first four seasons in Pittsburgh and was the MVP in Super Bowl XLIII when he caught the winning touchdown pass with 35 seconds left in a victory over Arizona. However, legal issues have been a problem and factored into Pittsburgh's decision to trade him.

The 27-year-old Ohio State product has 287 catches for 4,581 yards with 26 touchdowns in five NFL seasons. In his final year with the Steelers he posted career bests of 79 receptions and 1,248 yards.

The Jets also announced the signing of offensive lineman Robert Turner, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and safety Eric Smith.

First-round draft pick Muhammad Wilkerson, a defensive end from Temple, said on his Twitter that he came to terms.

"It's official now ima Jet and happy to be apart of this great organization!!!!," he said.

The team also officially signed kicker Nick Folk. He latched on with the Jets after a disappointing 2009 campaign with the Cowboys. Folk made 30-of-39 field goal attempts last season and was perfect on 37 extra point tries.


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