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Originally published March 10, 2014 at 8:51 PM | Page modified March 10, 2014 at 10:42 PM

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Jets cut receiver Santonio Holmes after 4 seasons

The New York Jets parted ways with wide receiver Santonio Holmes, cutting the talented but injury-plagued playmaker after four seasons. He was scheduled to have a $10.75 million salary-cap number.


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NEW YORK – Tone Time is over for the New York Jets.

The team parted ways with wide receiver Santonio Holmes on Monday, cutting the talented but injury-plagued playmaker after four seasons.

The move saves the Jets $8.25 million, which Holmes was due to make as his base salary this season. He was also scheduled to have a $10.75 million cap number, a lofty total for a one-time Super Bowl MVP who has struggled with injuries and inconsistency the last two seasons.

Holmes, 30, had 23 catches — the second-lowest total of his career — for 456 yards and a touchdown in 11 games last season. He missed five games midway through the season with a hamstring injury. Holmes played in four games in 2012 and was sidelined for several months after suffering a foot injury.

Source: 49ers won’t keep Rogers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Carlos Rogers’ tenure is up as the San Francisco 49ers’ most experienced and arguably most trusted cornerback since 2011. The 32-year-old Rogers is expected to formally get cut Tuesday once free agency gets under way, a source confirmed.

Rogers might not be the only defensive back out the 49ers’ door, as cornerback Tarell Brown and safety Donte Whitner are pending free agents.

Safety Delmas joins Dolphins

MIAMI – Safety Louis Delmas signed a one-year contract worth up to $3.5 million with the Miami Dolphins, who shook up their secondary on the eve of free agency.

Delmas, 26, spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions, who released him last month. He is expected to replace safety Chris Clemons, who can become a free agent Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Miami released cornerback Dimitri Patterson, 30, a move that freed more than $5 million in cap space.

Notes

• The Tampa Bay Times reported cornerback Darrelle Revis, 28, is expected to be let go by the Buccaneers after efforts to trade the five-time Pro Bowl selection apparently were unsuccessful.

• The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t keep outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, 29, a person familiar with the decision said on condition of anonymity because the move is not yet official.

• Chicago released reserve running back Michael Bush, 29, clearing $1.85 million in cap space.

• Arizona reportedly will release guard Daryn Colledge, 32.

• Denver offensive lineman Chris Kuper, 31, is retiring after struggling with an ankle injury the last two seasons.

• Indianapolis re-signed linebacker Justin Hickman, 28.



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