FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The scene was symbolic of a season derailed by infighting and inconsistent performances.
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Looking to put that ugly episode behind them, Hunter ran into Holmes during the first day of the Jets' offseason conditioning program and made peace.
"I told him it's a clean slate," Hunter said Thursday.
Instead, the Jets kept Holmes, and a clause in his contract worth $15.25 million kicked in. Hunter also has noticed a real change in Holmes' demeanor and the wide receiver putting in extra work with Sanchez, in particular.
"He has been great," Hunter said. "He's doing stuff he hasn't done in the past as a leader, being a real team guy."
Holmes chose to not comment on what transpired between him and Hunter, saying only: "This is 2012. That happened in the past."
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press