It wouldn’t be Jets training camp without conflicting stories from anonymous sources about high-profile players. And so it should come as no surprise that there are sharp disagreements about receiver Santonio Holmes and his recovery from last year’s foot injury.
Yesterday we passed along a report that some people think Holmes is milking his injury, suggesting that he’s more focused on getting a new contract with a new team in 2014 than he is on helping the Jets win in 2013. But now comes a very different take from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
A team insider told Mehta that Holmes “desperately” wants to return from his lisfranc injury as soon as possible, that Holmes is working vigorously every day and that the Jets are happy with his work ethic. Mehta also reports that while Holmes can’t practice, he’s helping younger receivers, both on the practice field and in meetings.
Holmes suffered his foot injury in Week Four of last season and still isn’t ready to go. It remains unclear whether he will be on the field for Week One.