Jets to wait on Holmes’ deal Dan Leberfeld

The Jets will not sign free agent wide receiver before the potential player lockout on March 4. The announcement was made by writer Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

“The Jets and Holmes, due to become a free agent, will not strike a deal before free agency begins, agent Joel Segal said,” wrote Vrentas. “It’s possible the Jets could apply a restricted free agent tender to Holmes in order to protect themselves. But tenders for fifth-year players like Holmes quite possibly could have no effect under a new collective bargaining agreement.”

When the Jets do sign Holmes to a new contract, the contract needs to be laced with behavioral clauses.

Holmes is one strike away from a one-year NFL suspension.