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Santonio Holmes, Sione Pouha could miss entire preseason

Santonio Holmes AP

When wide receiver Santonio Holmes first injured his ribs, the Jets expressed relief that the injury was to cartilage as opposed to a broken bone.

That relief is starting to look a bit premature. Holmes will miss his second straight preseason game when the Jets face the Giants on Saturday and missed practice again on Wednesday with back tightness thrown on top of his rib injury. Coach Rex Ryan was asked if there was a chance Holmes would be out through the entire preseason schedule.

“Certainly it’s possible,” Ryan said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “But don’t think that will be the case.”

In a rare moment of understatement, Ryan said that the injuries to the team’s receivers created a situation that was “certainly not ideal” for the Jets. Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schilens have also missed time with injuries during camp and rookie Stephen Hill gave them a scare Tuesday when he injured his finger. Tests revealed no serious injury for Hill, which qualifies as great news for the Jets right now.

Less great is the news on nose tackle Sione Pouha. Pouha hasn’t practiced August 1st because of a forehead laceration and back problems. Pouha had an MRI on his back Wednesday that showed no structural damage, but Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Pouha said he expects to miss the rest of the preseason and that the training staff has worked out a plan designed to get him ready for Week One.

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9 Responses to “Santonio Holmes, Sione Pouha could miss entire preseason”
  1. cuda1234 says: Aug 15, 2012 2:54 PM

    Who cares? They clearly don’t want to throw the ball. Unless he can block for Tebow, he won’t be on the field anyway.

    It will be like Chris Leak (Florida) all over again. Just come in on 3rd and long and get the first down so Timmy can come back in, call his own number and make some headlines!

  2. jtdapit50 says: Aug 15, 2012 3:40 PM

    I bet he’s fine, back tightness?! Sounds like an excuse to keep his best WR fresh for the season

  3. dogman9 says: Aug 15, 2012 3:47 PM

    Now you understand Rex’s hidden agenda. With no receivers to throw to, he will let Tebow play 1 quarter in first game, then a half, and by week #3 he will be fulltime starter over Sanchez, running the wildcat 80% of the Jets offensive plays. Pure genius!

  4. khuxford says: Aug 15, 2012 3:58 PM

    Sione is more alarming than Holmes, honestly.

  5. polarbear71 says: Aug 15, 2012 4:08 PM

    The work ethic on Holmes really sucks.

  6. nyjets1017 says: Aug 15, 2012 4:22 PM

    Call up Ocho or Johnson or whatever his name is. Jets are in trouble this year. Can’t wait til Tanny is gone this offseason.

  7. nickster31 says: Aug 15, 2012 4:53 PM

    Does anyone still think that the Jets got the better end of the deal that sent a 5th round pick to Pittsburgh for this guy?

  8. iainrwb says: Aug 15, 2012 6:20 PM

    “Can’t wait til Tanny is gone this offseason.”

    Yup, that one losing season in six years as GM is a definite sign of ineptitude.

  9. footballfan80 says: Aug 15, 2012 7:06 PM

    nickster31:
    Yes, the Jets and the Steelers. Jets got a WR, ahtough not a #1, is a solid #2, who won 4 games in a row 2 years ago for the Jets that helped propel them to the AFC game.

    And the Steelers who had trouble in the super bowl against the Packers being that Wallace wasnt able to make any clutch plays, something Santonio has done his whole career.

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