A few weeks ago, Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reported that the Redskins are planning to get heavily into the bidding for Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes. Although the report was wide circulated, it remained the only sourced report of the possibility of Holmes joining the Redskins since then—until yesterday.
Gary Myers, a highly respected reporter for the New York Daily News, said yesterday that getting Holmes back in green was the Jets’ top priority. He added, “sources say the Redskins have also made Holmes their No. 1 priority.”
I have heard talk from a couple of different places--and it is just that, talk--that the Redskins have been on the phone with Holmes' camp trying to work out a contract.
This does not mean that the former Super Bowl MVP will be wearing burgundy and gold by the weekend. Mike Shanahan is the master of the smokescreen—remember all of the talk of trading up in the first round before last year’s draft? But the situation does bear watching.