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Report: “All indications” are Santonio Holmes will play Sunday

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The Jets finally announced that Geno Smith will be at quarterback against the Buccaneers and it looks like he’ll have Santonio Holmes available to target with his passes.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that “all indications” are that Holmes will be in the lineup for the Jets in Week One. While the “expectation internally” is that Holmes will be on the field, there may be a cap on how many snaps Holmes will play after spending all of camp and preseason doing limited work as he made his way back from Lisfranc surgery. Holmes offered no hint about what’s in the works on Wednesday.

“I still don’t know,” Holmes said. “Still haven’t gotten any word from the doctors yet on whether I should be playing or not, so I’m just going to keep playing it by ear.”

It may wind up being a game-time decision for the Jets, but Holmes’ return to practice and the upward trend in positive reports about his condition do suggest that he won’t wind up missing the entire season. That won’t fix all that ails the Jets offense, but having Holmes is certainly better than the alternative.

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18 Responses to “Report: “All indications” are Santonio Holmes will play Sunday”
  1. eagleswin says: Sep 5, 2013 12:03 PM

    I think Santonio is still hoping he can find some way to get paid without playing this year.

  2. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 5, 2013 12:06 PM

    As many of us said a few weeks ago, Diva’s cannot chance getting hurt in meaningless games, now he’s got the Regular Season Cure-All, just kicked in….No different than Clinton Portis used to get every year during preseason, or many others……

  3. yanksjetsknicks says: Sep 5, 2013 12:17 PM

    This probably won’t matter in the game or in fantasy…Exactly what you want out of your number 1 receiver…

  4. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Sep 5, 2013 12:37 PM

    Well, now that Jets have 1/2 a weapon for Geno to throw to.

  5. rcali says: Sep 5, 2013 12:44 PM

    Mr. Holmes will do everything he can to use this year to get healthy, collect that guaranteed money, get released by the Jets, and move on to his new contract somewhere else. Funny how RG III blows out his knee and you’d have to bolt his feet down in order for him to not play this week. Huge difference between team guys and ME guys. Holmes isn’t going to go all out for a team expected to pick high in the draft next year. This is just another example of the carnage left by the Jets last GM.

  6. klownboy says: Sep 5, 2013 12:54 PM

    JETS = “Just End The Season”

  7. tharoostah says: Sep 5, 2013 1:01 PM

    Report: He will play in home games, but with the extra QBs he will not fit in the team “Clown Car” to travel to road games.

  8. overratedsteelerhater says: Sep 5, 2013 1:17 PM

    to bad for the Jets……

  9. jw1991 says: Sep 5, 2013 1:19 PM

    Lazy bum, he has plenty to prove this year, yet he seems so unmotivated.

  10. germanstingray says: Sep 5, 2013 1:31 PM

    It’s amazing how he’s suddenly healthy after training camp and the preseason are over.

  11. idonthavethebloodyoucrave says: Sep 5, 2013 1:53 PM

    He’s just looking for more excuses to horde up to explain his performances numbers from play against Mevis.

  12. vaster says: Sep 5, 2013 1:56 PM

    Him, Braylon, Smith and Cottchery were a decent group of wide receivers for Sanchez to throw to. Tannenbaum only kept Holmes. Who knew it was the start of the circus.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 5, 2013 2:06 PM

    So you’ve got a rookie who missed part of the preseason who can now throw to a veteran who missed the entire preseason and that the rookie has never thrown to before.

    Not sure if it will help very much.

  14. denverdude7 says: Sep 5, 2013 2:37 PM

    I thought Santonio Holmes was no longer in professional football.

    Guess I was wrong.

    Wait a second, I’m still right. He’s with the Jets so he still isn’t in professional football anymore.

  15. firstand4ever says: Sep 5, 2013 2:54 PM

    Interesting to see what the Bucs defensive strategy is against the Jets. When you put Revis on a specific player. That pretty much eliminates that player from production. So if Revis lines up across from Holmes. It’s like Santonio is not playing anyway.

    If the Jets are smart, They target whomever is covering Kerley and Hill. You have to figure that Lavonte David and Goldson will take care of Winslow at tight end.

    Schiano’s defense is going to try and get the rookie Geno Smith to panic and turn the ball over. Marty Mornhinweg’s message to Geno should be, don’t throw to the guy who is covered by Revis.

  16. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Sep 5, 2013 3:50 PM

    Should be interesting to see how many steps Mevis has lost…

    And it will also be interesting to see finally who got the better end of the deal Bucs or Jets…

  17. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 5, 2013 3:56 PM

    jetsjetsjetsnow says:

    Should be interesting to see how many steps Mevis has lost…
    ________________

    That’s the big question isn’t it ?

    But its rare that guys coming off an acl tear have the same speed at first that they had before the injury. They can work back to it but it takes longer than the basic healing does.

  18. steelerben says: Sep 6, 2013 10:21 AM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Sep 5, 2013 3:56 PM
    jetsjetsjetsnow says:

    Should be interesting to see how many steps Mevis has lost…
    ________________

    That’s the big question isn’t it ?

    But its rare that guys coming off an acl tear have the same speed at first that they had before the injury. They can work back to it but it takes longer than the basic healing does.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It is going to be hard to tell how many steps are lost if Holmes is slowed down by the foot, though.

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