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Santonio Holmes set for preseason debut

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It’s been an ugly preseason for the Jets offense, but they’ll have their best wide receiver back in the lineup for their next attempt at scoring a touchdown.

Coach Rex Ryan said Friday that wide receiver Santonio Holmes would be in the lineup when the Jets meet the Panthers on Saturday night. There was some concern earlier in the preseason that Holmes wouldn’t be able to play until the regular season, but he was able to practice this week and  indicated Thursday that he thought he would be able to play. Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports Ryan said that he expected Holmes to play 10-12 snaps in his first action of the preseason.

Holmes hurt his ribs during a training camp scrimmage and later complained of left hamstring and back issues as a result of the initial injury. His absence, along with that of the also returning Jeremy Kerley, has left the Jets very short at receiver through the first two games.

So the Jets will be better stocked on Sunday. We’ll have to wait and see if that means anything different for their productivity.

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10 Responses to “Santonio Holmes set for preseason debut”
  1. fdugrad says: Aug 24, 2012 4:40 PM

    One of the QBs better “throw him the damn ball,” or look for the full-press SULK at the end of the bench from the former CAPTAIN!!

  2. bleedburgandyandgold says: Aug 24, 2012 4:41 PM

    Won’t mean squat if the QBs are constantly running for their lives lol

  3. blacknole08 says: Aug 24, 2012 4:44 PM

    Holmes will be happy to know Tebow is not playing.

  4. iamcline says: Aug 24, 2012 4:46 PM

    Game is Sunday Night**

  5. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Aug 24, 2012 4:49 PM

    One one’s gotten so much attention off one play since Steve Gleason.

  6. nflsucker says: Aug 24, 2012 5:31 PM

    So the Jets are telling Holmes the game is Saturday night? Man, are they getting their revenge on his attitude or what.

  7. bearsstillsuck says: Aug 24, 2012 5:37 PM

    I’m giddy with excitement.

  8. ampats says: Aug 24, 2012 6:15 PM

    Will the Jets continue to be the only team in the NFL not to score a TD this pre season?

  9. gizzmonic says: Aug 24, 2012 6:37 PM

    with no qb,s just a decoy. placebo receiver. Teams are gonna play goal line the whole game

  10. nflcommissioner says: Aug 24, 2012 7:10 PM

    Good I hope the Panthers stomp on him!

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