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Bill Kostroun, Associated Press
Former New York Jets receiver Keyshawn Johnson, left, talks with Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes after practice on opening day of their NFL football training camp Friday, July 27, 2012, in Cortland, N.Y.

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Keyshawn Johnson wrapped his arm around Santonio Holmes' shoulder and walked with him from the practice field.

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They chatted for a few minutes Friday after the Jets' first training camp practice — one controversial former New York wide receiver to a current headline-maker. And Johnson told Holmes everything he needed to hear.

Holmes says the two had a "big brother to little brother-type talk," during which Johnson gave him some advice on how to deal with the media and controversy.

Holmes, of course, has long been considered a villain since last season, when he feuded with Mark Sanchez and the offensive linemen and was benched in the regular-season finale. Holmes also recently ruffled some feathers when he said he didn't think a two-quarterback system can work in the NFL.