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NFL Trade News: Santonio Holmes Traded To the New York Jets

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IApril 12, 2010

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 27:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tries to get around the tackle of 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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According to Pro Football Talk, the Pittsburgh Steelers have traded wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets.

The deal is said to be for a fifth round pick in this year's draft.

Holmes caught the game winning touchdown pass at Super Bowl XVIII after the end of the 2008 NFL season, and was named Super Bowl MVP.

This trade may have been a result of Holmes's troubled past and continued troubles off the field.

The addition to the Jets gives quarterback Mark Sanchez another weapon on the outside to throw to along with receivers Braylon Edwards and Jerricho Cotchery.

This may also hurt the chances of Edwards getting a long-term deal beyond the 2010 season.

As far as the draft goes for the Jets, some mocks predicted them to take a receiver in the first round, but this trade may change that focus.

After making it all the way to the AFC Championship game this past season, the Jets are obviously trying to make a big push in 2010 to try and win it all.

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For the Steelers, they are obviously going to be in the market for another wide receiver in this draft even though Mike Wallace has high potential and Hines Ward isn't getting any younger as well.

Who they may be targeting (Golden Tate, Demaryius Thomas, or Arrelious Benn in the first?) will be a mystery until draft weekend rolls around.

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