Jets deal with Holmes leave cap space for Asomugha

By Marc A. Greenberg

The New York Jets are good at contracts.

Head Coach Rex Ryan has always loved GM Mike Tannenbaum’s ability to get creative and get the players that are needed to win.

With the recent signing of WR Santonio Holmes at 5 years and $50 million, the chance to acquire CB Nnamdi Asomugha appeared to be in jeopardy.

Fear not, Jets fans.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Holmes contract has a cap number of only $2.45 million in 2011.

That means that earlier reports of the Jets offering $12 million to Asomugha would fit under the cap.

“We want to see it,” Darrelle Revis told Mehta.  “Hopefully it will happen. He’s the best CB in the league. Me and him as a tandem would be unbelievable.  It would be awesome.”

Nice words from Revis to lure the Oakland free agent to NY.

With other teams interested (Houston, S.F.) it will be up to Asomugha as to whether he wants to accept a little less to play in NY.