NEWS
02/08/2012 08:06 EST | Updated 04/09/2012 05:12 EDT

Santonio Holmes stays with Jets after clause guaranteeing $15 million kicks in

NEW YORK, N.Y. - It appears Santonio Holmes is sticking around — just as the New York Jets said he would.

By remaining on the roster through the second day of the NFL's waiver period Tuesday, the talented but troublesome wide receiver will get US$15.25 million in guaranteed money over the next two seasons. A clause in Holmes' contract, signed last off-season, kicked in Wednesday morning.

Holmes' future appeared murky with the Jets after a tumultuous season in which he feuded with quarterback Mark Sanchez and offensive linemen, and was benched during the season finale in Miami for arguing in the huddle.

Still, owner Woody Johnson, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan all insisted that Holmes would remain with the team despite the squabbles.