Why are the New York Jets talking to Coles?

By ericschmidt

Santonio Holmes is removed from an airplane and the New York Jets are talking to Laveranues Coles. Why?

From the Nj.com website,

Here’s the twist: The Jets have spoken to Laveranues Coles’ agent in the past few days, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person requested anonymity because the conversation between the player and the team has not progressed beyond the preliminary stages and a deal isn’t imminent.

Sure, Santonio Holmes is going to be suspended for the first 4 games of the season, but why would the Jets be interested in Coles? The Jets currently have 12 receivers on their roster and should be able to get through the first 4 games without Holmes. Coles, 32, played last season with the Cincinnati Bengals and is rumored to be a possibility as a receiver in Cleveland.

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