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New York Jets after Chad Johnson or Terrell Owens?

With Santonio Holmes possibly out for the season, the New York Jets need to add a wide receiver. Just don't expect it to be one of the high-profile names on the free-agent pile.

Are the New York Jets in free fall?


Chad Johnson is not coming through that door. Neither is Terrell Owens. Plaxico Burress will be added only if Mike Tannenbaum wants to remove Mark Sanchez's last ounce of confidence.

The Jets are already touchy about their reputation as a circus act. Both owner Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan have publicly dismissed the notion that the big top is over Florham Park. Linebacker Bart Scott was upset enough to announce a "media mutiny" ... whatever that is. Shortly thereafter, he threatened a reporter in the locker room. Ah, I see.

So no, don't expect the Jets to sign a player who will serve as gasoline on the fire for the tabloids. The Jets care very much about what the media thinks. This plays a role.

So who should the Jets get? Don't expect a splashy trade, not with Darrelle Revis having already taken the Jets' Super Bowl hopes with him to the operating table.

The Jets should be on the lookout for a player like Jabar Gaffney, who signed with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. Wait, why didn't the Jets go after Jabar Gaffney?

Donte' Stallworth is another option. He's a man with his own sordid past, but at least he's a known entity. The Jets aren't going to replace Holmes, but the Jets need to fill the void the best they can.

Hey, what about Joe McKnight?

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @danhanzus.

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