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NFL Trade: Santonio Holmes Traded To New York Jets

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 27:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stiff arms Dawan Landry #26 of the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Tom ShelleyCorrespondent IApril 12, 2010

This just in: former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes was traded to the Jets for a fifth round pick in the upcoming draft.

Many people had suggested this move might happen with the Dolphins, but ESPN 1050 in New York reported this evening that he had been traded to the Jets.

Additional information was not provided.

Many consider Holmes to be worth a mid-to-late first round pick or early second round pick, yet he was traded for a fifth round pick. It's possible more was involved in the trade, but details have not been released.

Chances are Hines Ward will remain the No. 1 receiver, with Mike Wallace and Antwaan Randle El as the second and third receivers, respectively.

Golden Tate, one of the top projected receivers in the draft, visited the Steelers last week. Chances are they might trade up to get him, or take another top-flight receiver in the draft, as opposed to a defensive back or offensive lineman, the Steelers' top needs before the trade.

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