Santonio Holmes wants Tone Time to continue in New York, even if it’s at a reduced price.

This season, Holmes has played down his recovery from a Lisfranc injury; he has said he can’t throw the ball to himself and he’s tweaked an opponent by calling the Panthers’ secondary the weakest link. He didn’t know the Jets were eliminated from the playoffs until Wednesday, and when he did find out, said “it didn’t bother me.”

And yet, Holmes wants to be a Jet next season. So much so, in fact, that he’s willing to take a pay cut to make it happen. Another one.

Holmes took a $3.5 million pay cut last offseason, dropping his salary to $7.5 million. On Wednesday, he said he’d take another pay cut in the upcoming offseason if the Jets approached him. “Anything for the team,” Holmes said. “Anything for the team.”

Would it matter how much of a pay cut the team asked for?

“Probably not,” Holmes said.

Here’s the problem for Holmes: he almost certainly will not be part of Gang Green next season, regardless of salary. He has two years left on his deal, but the Jets can save $8.25 million in cap space next season if he’s cut, according to He has a scheduled base salary of $8.25 million, a $1 million roster bonus, $250,000 workout bonus and an overall cap charge of $10.75 million in 2014. The Jets would have $2.5 million in dead money if they cut the receiver.