The Jets’ top receiver is back on their active roster.
Santonio Holmes, who has missed all of training camp and the first two exhibition games with a foot injury, has been taken off the active/physically-unable-to-perform list, the Jets announced Friday on their website.
Now, the focus turns to whether the 29-year-old Holmes can get ready in time for the club’s regular-season opener vs. Tampa Bay in 16 days.
Holmes caught 20 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown in just four games a season ago. He suffered the season-ending Lisfranc foot injury in the Jets’ Sept. 30 loss to San Francisco. The previous week, he hauled in nine catches for 147 yards in the Jets’ overtime win at Miami.
Holmes’ activation is a boost to an offense that lacks a great deal of depth in its receiving corps. At his best, Holmes can be a go-to target. However, the matter of whom Holmes could be catching passes from this season remains unsettled, with Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez still competing for the starting quarterback role.