Jets WR Santonio Holmes took another positive step this week by declaring that he will attend Mark Sanchez's "Jets West" passing camp in the coming weeks at the high school in Mission Viejo, Calif., that the quarterback attended.
Holmes was at "Jets West" in 2010, but skipped last year's camp because he was unsigned at the time. Even though he's not team captain anymore, Holmes feels he needs to be there because he still sees himself as a team leader.
"Being out there is going to give the young guys a sense of security, knowing we have our veteran, we have our leader here with us, who's going to help us and get us on the same page," Holmes said. "I think all of us doing the same thing at the same time will be a great chemistry builder."
With Plaxico Burress gone, Holmes is a sleeper heading into 2012. The Jets will be a run-first team under new OC Tony Sparano, but Brandon Marshall saw a ton of targets playing for Sparano in 2011.