We haven’t heard much about Santonio Holmes since he was released by the Jets in March. That doesn’t mean those around him aren’t confident. His camp believes the veteran will be signed by a “receiver-needy” team during training camp, writes Brian Costello of the New York Post.
“He’ll definitely be on a team,” said Holmes’ personal trainer Tom Shaw. “Just like James Harrison will be on a team. As long as teams don’t think he’ll be a distraction, he’s going to get picked up.
“I think that’s the big thing. Teams are interested in him. They want to see him work out to check his injury. He hasn’t had any problems with his injury, which is a good thing.”
Teams are certainly wary of the injuries that have limited the 30-year-old to only 15 games the past two seasons. They’re also concerned about his reputation as a poor locker room presence, but Shaw doesn’t think that will a problem.
“I think Santonio Holmes has grown up,” Shaw said. “He’s grown up more than I’ve seen any player I’ve worked with over the years. That’s a big plus…I really think he’ll be a model citizen on any team he goes to.”
According to Costello, Holmes has been working out in Florida since the winter.
Let’s see what else is going on with some notable free agents…
- Despite his release from the Lions earlier today, cornerback Chris Houston‘s agent believes the player will be back on the field this season, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We anticipate Chris making a full recovery and playing football again this year,” Jonathan Feinsod, his agent, said.
- We found out yesterday that the Falcons were bringing in linebacker Tim Dobbins for a workout. Today, ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure reported that the team also brought in veteran Nick Barnett. The former All-Pro spent 2013 with the Redskins.