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Jets Place Highest-Level Tenders On Cromartie, Holmes

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Antonio Cromartie (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images), Antonio Cromartie (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Antonio Cromartie (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images), Antonio Cromartie (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Jets have placed a first- and third-round tender on cornerback Antonio Cromartie and wide receiver Santonio Holmes.

That means another team would have to give up a first- and third-round pick to sign either free agent — at least under the current collective bargaining agreement. But the players’ situation could change depending on the outcome of the NFL’s labor negotiations.

The Jets also officially announced Tuesday they had released veterans Damien Woody, Kris Jenkins and Jason Taylor and that linebacker David Harris had signed his franchise tender.

The 31-year-old Jenkins, acquired by the Jets in 2008, has missed most of the past two seasons with major knee injuries.

“I had an absolute ball in New York,” Jenkins said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “I don’t know what the future holds for my career as of yet, but I am in great spirits and still rehabbing to give it one more shot if possible. I just appreciated the opportunity I was given.”

New York tendered wide receiver Brad Smith (second-round level), quarterback Kellen Clemens (third round), safety Eric Smith (third round), cornerback Drew Coleman (sixth round), kicker Nick Folk (sixth round), offensive lineman Rob Turner (right of first refusal) and safety James Ihedigbo (right of first refusal).

Will any team be willing to pay two high draft picks for Cromartie or Holmes? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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