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Santonio Holmes could start camp on PUP list

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Jets coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that the Jets won’t be naming a starting quarterback anytime soon and that decision could still come before wide receiver Santonio Holmes gets back onto a football field.

Holmes said back in December that he wasn’t sure whether his injured left foot would recover in time to join the team for the start of training camp and things haven’t become any clearer on that front in the last six months. Ryan said that Holmes is making progress in rehabbing his surgically repaired foot, but that things may not move quickly enough for him to avoid starting the year on the physically unable to perform list.

“He’s doing a decent job, but we’ll see how he is in training camp,” Ryan said Wednesday, via Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com. “There’s a possibility he starts out on the PUP, I’m not sure, but he seems to be doing well.”

Holmes will be just about 10 months removed from the injury when the Jets open up camp this summer, so it would definitely be a bit worrisome if he wasn’t healthy enough to start working sometime close to that date. The Jets’ receiving corps is unimpressive even with Holmes at 100 percent, but his absence would leave whoever wins the quarterback competition with an almost bare cupboard to work with.

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10 Responses to “Santonio Holmes could start camp on PUP list”
  1. jetsclaps says: Jun 5, 2013 5:58 PM

    Jets receiving corps has a ton of potential with Holmes healthy. He’s a clear number one target who was on track to a great year last season before he was hurt. Then you have Hill who has all the physical tools but just needs to put it all together, and Kerley who is a great slot reciever and the lone bright spot on the Jets offense last year after everyone got hurt.

  2. fafaflunky says: Jun 5, 2013 6:00 PM

    start sanchez his confindence is already ruined..why destroy smiths?.get wrs
    a rb an oline then start smith..

  3. Mchool42 says: Jun 5, 2013 6:25 PM

    Most overrated receiver in the league.

  4. catquick says: Jun 5, 2013 6:25 PM

    Winning the no. 1 QB spot could be losing……..

  5. nflsucker says: Jun 5, 2013 6:45 PM

    Boy did they get screwed when they got leapfrogged and Tavon Austin was gone. But then they continued to screw themselves in the draft, as if finishing 2-14 is the new plan!

  6. recyclecode6 says: Jun 5, 2013 7:49 PM

    PUP list – perennial under performer

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 5, 2013 9:00 PM

    Tone is in the PUP house already.

  8. tralfaz1127 says: Jun 5, 2013 11:02 PM

    His catch in the Super Bowl to win the game was much more impressive than rapeingburgers throw. Jets are a disaster, if Rex survives he’ll get Clowney who is a freak, but he’ll never have a clue as to how to address the offense. Jets will never be a factor again until they move on from sexy rexy and get a real coach. No Ryan has ever been a good head coach, great defensive coordinators but terrible head coaches.

  9. noose18 says: Jun 6, 2013 12:22 AM

    Barring that Super Bowl game winner; this guy sucks

  10. kgb108 says: Jun 6, 2013 1:10 AM

    Getting a 5th for Holmes isn’t so bad now is it? From Super Bowl MVP to end of the line in a few short years. Holmes, lay off the wake n bake and your foot might actually heal.

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