Coming off Lisfranc surgery, Santonio Holmes is expected to be brought along slowly in training camp. Stephen Hill, last year's second-rounder, recently admitted he didn't understand "the whole football concept" as a rookie.
That's not all. ESPNNewYork.com reports the Jets have held discussions with former Giants receiver Ramses Barden. ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini also points out there have been rumors about possible interest in free agent Brandon Lloyd.
If the Jets want insurance for Holmes' foot and Hill's inexperience, Barden may be their best option. Cribbs has never been a reliable contributor beyond special teams. Edwards appears to be on his last legs. The Jets don't need another clubhouse distraction, which is what Lloyd was with the New England Patriots last season.
Barden will never be confused for a speed demon, but he did toast the Carolina Panthers for nine receptions and 138 yards in his one career spot start last season. A huge target at 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Barden's catch radius could come in handy for the Jets' accuracy-challenged quarterbacks.
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