AP source: Jets agree to terms with WR Holmes

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with wide receiver Santonio Holmes.

Holmes is regarded as the top wide receiver available in this year's free agent class, and the Jets worked hard to keep him in New York by making him their main priority.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the deal. Teams can't officially sign free agents until Friday.

On Twitter, Holmes already is thanking other players who are congratulating him on the deal.

Holmes, acquired last offseason from Pittsburgh, had 52 catches for 746 yards and six touchdowns for the Jets.