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Steelers “called everyone” regarding Santonio trade

The biggest question in the wake of the abrupt decision by the Steelers to trade receiver Santonio Holmes is whether the Jets were the only team in the mix.

They weren’t.

Per a league source, the Steelers “called everyone” regarding the possibility of trading for Holmes. (The source then acknowledged that the Ravens likely weren’t called, and possibly not the Browns or the Bengals. The Eagles don’t see a potential problem with calling any of those three teams.)

The process began, we’re told, on Friday and accelerated over the weekend. And no one else was seriously interested.

Still, as pointed out in a coming edition of PFT Daily, the Steelers should have shipped him to the NFC, even if it meant only taking a sixth-round pick or a seventh-round pick.