It became pretty apparent late Tuesday night that the Jets were closing in on a deal with WR Santonio Holmes and, sure enough, they reached an agreement Wednesday morning on a five-year contract. He was their No. 1 priority. Now, what?
Sources are telling me that the Jets remain very interested in former Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha, the jewel of the free-agent class. They'd have to open the bank vault for Asomugha, but GM Mike Tannenbaum and his staff have figured out a way to make it work, I'm told.
It probably means losing WR Braylon Edwards and WR Brad Smith. Obviously, they'd let CB Antonio Cromartie walk. QB Mark Sanchez could restructure his contract to save cap room, and maybe CB Darrelle Revis, too. They'd also try to sign LB David Harris to a long-term deal, lowering his $10.4 million cap number.
If the Jets landed Asomugha, they'd have almost 20 percent of their payroll tied up in one position, with him and Revis. That is a dangerous way to go about your business, but it also would give the Jets the best cornerback tandem in the NFL.