New York Jets: Predicting How the Receivers Will Perform in 2011

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New York Jets: Predicting How the Receivers Will Perform in 2011
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The New York Jets made headlines when the lockout came to an end by re-signing Santonio Holmes to a lucrative 5 year, $50 million deal.  Then came the signing of Plaxico Burress for the 2011 season and then the Jets went ahead and acquired Derrick Mason.  The Jets are looking for Burress and Mason to replace, and do better than, Jericho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards.

The two receivers the Jets let go have moved onto other teams.  Cotchery is now with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the Jets chose to let him go because of the hamstring injury he suffered last year that kept him sidelined for the beginning of preseason.  Meanwhile, Braylon Edwards was let go because the Jets thought of him as a diva.

While these new receivers look good on paper, fans and spectators need to keep in mind that  Plaxico has not played in a regular season game since November 2008 and Derrick Mason is in his 15th year in the National Football League.  In all honesty, Santonio Holmes is their only true receiver -- he is young, can catch and is an impact player no matter where he is placed on the field.

Without further ado, here is a look at how the Jets receivers will do this season.  As always, feedback is welcomed.  Enjoy!

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