Santonio Holmes is headed to New York to join Mark Sanchez and the Jets as the Steelers have traded him for a 5th round pick. Even though Holmes has faced some legal troubles recently, he isn’t expected to be charged.
Not sure why the Bears couldn’t pony up a 5th round pick to get such a talent. Even if he is suspended a few games as the result of violating the league’s substance abuse policy, I think he’s worth the risk. Holmes is a former Super Bowl MVP and has legit #1 wide receiver talent.
The Bears will host the Jets this season, so they depending on if/when any suspension is enacted and how the schedule shakes out, expect to see him in 2010. More details to come when the schedule is released (supposedly later this week).