2010 NFL Draft: Santonio Holmes Trade Has Steelers Thinking Receiver

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Steelers were heading into the 2010 NFL Draft with their focus away from the wide receiver position.
And for good reason.
Pittsburgh already had Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, and Mike Wallace in the fold, and locked up Arnaz Battle and Antwaan Randle-El in free agency.
Receiver just wasn’t much of a concern to the franchise.
Until now.
Thanks to Holmes, aka "Mr. Wake n' Bake ," things have changed.
As if his legal problem in Florida wasn't enough of a distraction, reports surfaced that Holmes is facing a possible four-game suspension under the league's substance abuse policy.
Under NFL policy, a four-game suspension comes only after multiple violations. The Steelers suspended Holmes for one game during the 2008 season for his indictment on marijuana charges.
The Steelers finally had enough of Holmes' shenanigans, trading him last night to the New York Jets for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.
The situation at receiver has ch...

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