NFL 2011: Will T.O. and Ochocinco Play for the Jets in 2011?

Scoop Du Jour is reporting that Cincinnati WR’s and are lobbying to play for the next season. An intriguing idea with both of New York’s star wide outs, and Braylon Edwards, becoming free agents this off season.

With 17 players becoming free agents this off-season, and the rest of the team aging fast, are faced with a lot of decisions about personnel. Not the least of which will be what to do about Holmes and Edwards.

Both wide receivers played fantastic football this year and hel their young quarterback Mark Sanchez step up his play, but the likelihood of both players returning next season seems to be slim to none.

need to do what it takes to keep their offensive line intact and D’Brickashaw Ferguson should be a priority signing, especially with run-heavy style of play. After signing center Nick Mangold to a seven year deal at the beginning of the season, keeping Ferguson will be no easy task for the front office.

Also up for free agency will be LB , CB Antonio Cromartie, WR , S Brodney Pool, DE Shaun Ellis, FB Tony Richardson, CB Drew Coleman, S Eric Smith, S James Ihedigbo, K Nick Folk, P Steve Weatherford, and .

Out of these players, I would assume that , , and Shaun Ellis (despite his age) could be of higher priority for . No matter how you slice it, there is no way the team we cheered on this season will be back intact for next year.

Between Holmes and Edwards, I would personally like to see Holmes retained. Edwards has been as much a source of agony as he was a source of delight for Jets fans. His mid-season, drunken driving run in with the law, hel put him in a precarious position with team management and could still bite him in the butt when it comes to decision time in the front office.

“They will make it to this point every year, I’d do anything to play for someone like Rex Ryan or anyone who has that type of mentality.” – – “The T. Ocho Show”

While Holmes had his own off-the-field issues to deal with, having been suspended the first four games of the season over his violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, his play over the rest of the season was nothing short of phenomenal. He’s proving to be the play-maker and their fans have been waiting for.

Unfortunately, his comments directly following their loss this Sunday to the may indicate an unwillingness to return to the home of for another go around.

“I’m jumping on that bandwagon, too, because I was thinking the exact same thing, Chad.” – “The T. Ocho Show”

With so many free agents to try and re-sign, Edwards and Holmes may simply be out of reach for .

So the question is not only should consider adding the likes of an Ochocinco or a T.O. but can they?

What do you think?

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