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Santonio Holmes looks unlikely for start of camp

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More evidence emerged Saturday to support what has seemed to be the case all offseason — that Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes would not be ready to start training camp after last year’s foot injury.

Holmes told reporters at a flag football tournament Saturday that he still wasn’t ready to declare himself ready for the opener after last year’s Lisfranc injury.

I don’t have a target date,” he said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize myself being ready for the season.”

Most of Holmes’ running has been of the non-weight-bearing variety on a treadmill, and he has only done limited football-related running for trainers.
“It’s just getting back into the swing of walking and running without any pains from having scar tissue build up around the injury,” he said. “It’s really difficult to learn how to walk again. To do so much balance work, you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone. To lose a ligament and have separation in your joints, have screws placed in.”

That makes Holmes a likely candidate for the active-PUP list to start camp, which would allow him to resume practice as soon as he’s ready.

The Jets need him back in the worst way, as their lack of certainty at quarterback is compounded by a lack of weapons on offense.

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22 Responses to “Santonio Holmes looks unlikely for start of camp”
  1. giantsfan64 says: Jul 20, 2013 1:48 PM

    He looks unlikely to play for a winning team either

  2. surfinbird1 says: Jul 20, 2013 1:51 PM

    Tough injury. Hope this doesn’t jeopardize the Super Bowl.

  3. FlashPatterson says: Jul 20, 2013 1:57 PM

    He’s so irrelevant at this point.

  4. beagle11 says: Jul 20, 2013 2:00 PM

    All things considered, this has to be one of the 5 worst contracts in sports…..

  5. petehemlock says: Jul 20, 2013 2:04 PM

    Stephen Hill will catch better this year. Jeremy Kerley is solid as well as Jeff Cumberland. I think Tom Brady would trade for the Jets’ weapons if he could.

  6. ososrule says: Jul 20, 2013 2:05 PM

    The Jets are such a waste of an NFL team.

  7. dlk47823 says: Jul 20, 2013 2:05 PM

    You’re right, Giants fan. He won’t be playing for your team. Eli looking at another year watching the playoffs from home.

  8. giantsfan64 says: Jul 20, 2013 2:12 PM

    Do you think the Jets could have won the flag football game Holmes was going to play in? Maybe Rex will predict Super Bowl in the NFFL (National Flag Football League)

  9. cmdrsmooth says: Jul 20, 2013 2:36 PM

    PUP List MVP.

  10. brobroski says: Jul 20, 2013 2:53 PM

    5-11, Wrecks Ryan gets fired.

  11. jetsoptimist says: Jul 20, 2013 3:27 PM

    I hope he’s not learning how to walk now, I hope he’s talking in past tense. Sure sounds like he won’t be ready for the start of the season. It’s damn near August, get it together Holmes! If this isn’t a sign the Jets need a veteran WR, idk what is. I say Brandon Lloyd.

  12. nflwatcher says: Jul 20, 2013 3:31 PM

    He’s just going to pay tribute to LT2 and ride the stationary bike all pre-season.

  13. gamds says: Jul 20, 2013 3:54 PM

    Luckily his coach is a foot specialist.

  14. j0esixpack says: Jul 20, 2013 4:06 PM

    Boy, without Holmes you have to think the Jets will be a longshot to win the Super Bowl

  15. jrcoop says: Jul 20, 2013 5:00 PM

    You realize because of the position he plays, he will never be what he before with this injury.

  16. kdsr382013 says: Jul 20, 2013 5:07 PM

    Wouldn’t have been any better if he was ready to go. In fact, I would go so far as to say if he he had been, he probably would have hastened Sanchize’s trip to the waiver wire. His antics+Rex’s antics+Tannenbaums brain locked moves = at least another 44 yrs before Fireman Ed gets to do his dorky dance with a Ring and The Lombardi on the line

  17. vaphinfan says: Jul 20, 2013 5:18 PM

    Jets are better without that diva being around.

  18. 6sbtitles2sweet says: Jul 20, 2013 6:43 PM

    I hope he gets healthy enough to at least live without pain, maybe he can’t play again but he’ll be able to walk.

    On another note, The Steelers let him go and he’s never been the same receiver. The Rooney’s are so good at just saying BYE BYE and the player never being really good again.

  19. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jul 20, 2013 8:19 PM

    Same ole Jets!!!

  20. pacopicopiedra says: Jul 20, 2013 9:37 PM

    “Most of Holmes’ running has been of the non-weight-bearing variety…”

    I don’t think it’s possible to run without bearing weight. If it’s one leg, that’s called hopping. Two legs? That’s flying.

  21. melikefootball says: Jul 21, 2013 9:09 AM

    I thought the Jets were smart at the time of signing but the Rooney’s and Steelers look smarter each year.

  22. steelerben says: Jul 23, 2013 9:41 AM

    If only he had access to some sort of natural pain reliever. Perhaps available in a fast acting inhaler. One that you use first thing in the morning…

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