Jets cut WR Clowney, Turner; Clears way for Holmes
FLORHAM PARK, NJ – According to a report from the Newark-Star Ledger, the New York Jets have released wide receivers David Clowney and Patrick Turner on Monday. The move is believed to make room for the return of Santonio Holmes and Howard Green.
Holmes was suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He will only add to what is a soaring Jets offensive attack. The Super Bowl XLIII MVP had 79 receptions for 1,279 yards and five touchdowns last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Clowney is a speedy deep threat, however was barely used through the first four games. He pulled in one reception for 22 yards.
Turner never saw the ball, but was brought in due to his Trojan ties to players Mark Sanchez and Joe McKnight.
Calvin Pace has been working to get back to full strength since breaking his foot in an August 27th pre-season game against the Washington Redskins. This past week Pace left the stationary bike and joined his team on the practice field. The team had hopes of him playing situationally in Sunday’s 38-14 thrashing to the Buffalo Bills, but erred to the side of caution instead. Expect to see him on the field Monday night against Minnesota Vikings.
The Jets are also reportedly re-signing defensive tackle Howard Green. He was brought in to help fill the void of Kris Jenkins, as he did in the 2009 season. Green, however, was cut when the team signed defensive end Trevor Pryce from the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.