VU Daily Blog: 10/5/10

The Jets are getting back Santonio Holmes, who could be their top receiving option while the Vikings were making room on their roster for their own receiving option. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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For those wondering, two weeks until the trading deadline -- Oct. 19. But if Moss is going to happen, expect it in days, not weeks. #Vikings

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Moss coming home?: FoxSports.com's Jay Glazer is reporting that the Vikings may be close to finalizing a blockbust... http://bit.ly/cztQ5C

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Sources much deeper. RT @Qommie: In other words he is friends w/ Jared Allen RT @VikingUpdate Glazer is great with his Vikings news.

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Report: #Vikings working on trade for Moss. Glazer is great with his Vikings news, so believe its in the works. http://bit.ly/agsEqw

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Browns acquire DL Mitchell: Hot News for DE Jayme Mitchell http://bit.ly/cdNuBD

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 at 3:46:00 PM

Vikings trade DE Jayme Mitchell

The Vikings have traded DE Jayme Mitchell to the Cleveland Browns for a late-round 2012 draft pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mitchell played sparingly in the Vikings' first two games and was inactive for the third game against the Detroit Lions. He was stuck behind a talented and deep defensive line and wasn't getting much playing time.

Mitchell originally signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and in 2007 became the only undrafted rookie in team history to post two or more sacks in a game. He missed all of the 2008 season with a knee injury and had three tackles and five QB hurries in his comeback season.

Mitchell registered the Vikings' first sack of the season, his only one so far this year.

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Jets throwing in a Wildcat option: The Vikings did just fine against the Miami Dolphins' version of the Wildcat an... http://bit.ly/cmn5kl

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Mitchell was stuck behind talented D-linemen. RT @Adam_Schefter: #Vikings traded DE Jayme Mitchell to Cleveland for a late-round 2012 pick.

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Sheppard set for his Jets return, too: Brett Favre isn't the only former New York Jet getting set to play his old ... http://bit.ly/cRFxel

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 at 9:45:00 AM

Jets getting Holmes back

While the Vikings wait to get their 1,300-yard receiver, Sidney Rice, back in action after Aug. 23 hip surgery, the New York Jets are looking forward to getting their new 1,200-yard receiver on the field for the first time Monday night.

Santonio Holmes was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, but the Jets are activating him this week.

"When we get Santonio, he's been all through training camp with us, he was here in meetings, so we shouldn't miss a beat with him," Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "To add a terrific player like Santonio to what we already have, like you said, our offense has really been rolling, it's good. Mark (Sanchez) (can) just throw it to the open guy. Whoever is open, throw it to him."

"… You go into the game, you just play what's called and you throw it to the open guy. It should be a lot of fun to watch."

Holmes had between 800 and 950 yards each of his first three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and last year he produced 1,248 yards on 79 catches in his final season with the Steelers. Monday night will be his first action with the Jets.

"He can't wait to play, that much I know for a fact," Ryan said. "Everybody knows that about Santonio. He is a great competitor and competitors want to play. He's going to do whatever it takes to get on that field and contribute to this football team."

With Braylon Edwards and Jerricho Cotchery both in the lineup as well for New York, the Vikings should feel fortunate that they have Cedric Griffin and Chris Cook back in the cornerback ranks to deal with the Jets' receiving corps.

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L.T. in N.Y. spells a running success: LaDainian Tomlinson was pursued heavily by the Vikings and Jets, but he cho... http://bit.ly/9JXnq9

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Jets were close to keeping Favre: Rex Ryan only talked to Brett Favre once when becoming the new head coach of the... http://bit.ly/9ilxJg

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Chat tonight with Vikings DE Brian Robison: Vikings defensive lineman Brian Robison is back for his Tuesday talk w... http://bit.ly/bRbhSj

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Grading the Vikings through 3 weeks: The Vikings have been pretty good in several categories and relatively bad in... http://bit.ly/aeHR0P

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Vikings ease back into practice: After a week off with the bye, the Vikings have an odd schedule this week, but th... http://bit.ly/d3BGF0

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Vikings' Allen told to sack his act: An innocent post-sack celebration is against the rules, the Vikings' Jared Al... http://bit.ly/cDX3oo

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Allen doesn't dance around sack-dance issue: Jared Allen will have to alter his post-sack celebration, but he's no... http://bit.ly/9Okk4R

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Vikings WR Rice hoping to kick the sticks: Wide receiver Sidney Rice is hoping shed his crutches next week after a... http://bit.ly/djh6Qy

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Notebook: Edwards wants to keep his money: Defensive end Ray Edwards keeps appealing the fines he's receiving from... http://bit.ly/c6MGY6

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Still on crutches and working in a pool. RT @MisterMischief7: Can you guys tell me anything about sidney rice's injury, is it looking good?

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#Vikings DE Ray Edwards on appealing his fines (he's losing) : "It's like getting grounded by your parents and appealing to your parents."

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#Vikings WR Sidney Rice is hoping to ditch the crutches next week after a followup appt in Colorado.

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Jared Allen re: NFL threatening a fine for going to a knee: "It's the 15 yards that really gets you with a penalty. ... I'll eat the money."

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