After four turbulent seasons with the New York Jets, wide receiver Santonio Holmes is looking for a new team.

In a long-anticipated move, Holmes was released Monday after a second straight injury-plagued season. His lack of production, coupled with a $10.75 million salary-cap charge in 2014, were the primary reasons behind the Jets' decision.

Only five years ago, Holmes was named Super Bowl MVP as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In a span of 24 hours, the Jets cleared $17.75 million in cap room by releasing Holmes and cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

"I appreciate Tone's contributions over the last four seasons," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "I've always admired his knack for making the clutch play. He's a tremendous competitor who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. I wish him nothing but the best."

Holmes, who turned 30 last week, made only 43 receptions over the past two seasons and missed 17 games with foot and hamstring injuries. His LisFranc injury in 2012, which required two operations, was a devastating blow. He made it back for 2013, but he wasn't the same player and ended up tearing a hamstring that cost him five games in the middle of the season.

Recognizing his prohibitive cap number, Holmes said at the end of the season that he'd be willing to take a pay cut for the second consecutive year to stay with the team. But the Jets want to rebuild at receiver with younger, faster players. Holmes finished with only four 100-yard receiving days in 43 games with the Jets.