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Report: Jets to sign David Nelson, Santonio Holmes expected to miss a few weeks


Wide receiver Santonio Holmes hurt his hamstring late in Sunday’s 38-13 loss to the Titans and it looks like the team is planning to be without him for a spell.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Holmes is expected to miss a few weeks as a result of the injury. Stephen Hill was also diagnosed with a concussion after a hit in the loss, a pair of developments that will lead the team to sign wide receiver David Nelson.

Nelson worked out for Jets and a few other teams recently as part of an effort to land a job after being cut by the Browns at the end of preseason. Nelson was familiar to the team before that workout as he spent the last three years with the Bills. His last NFL appearance actually came against the Jets in the season opener last season when Nelson had two catches before tearing his ACL and missing the rest of the season.

He had 61 catches in 2011, though, and the Jets will certainly need all the help at receiver they can get if Holmes and Hill are out or limited in the next few weeks.

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11 Responses to “Report: Jets to sign David Nelson, Santonio Holmes expected to miss a few weeks”
  1. dspyank2k11 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:41 AM

    Another reason to hate the Jets.
    As a Bill I really liked D. Nelson.. now the Jets have soiled him.

  2. johnqlunchbox says: Oct 1, 2013 11:55 AM

    Didn’t the Jets watch Nelson’s pre-season game performance in Cleveland? The guy tripped over his own feet twice in a single game, and amply demonstrated that he couldn’t even catch a cold!

  3. jetsmark says: Oct 1, 2013 12:03 PM

    What about Braylon Edwards?

  4. ajsjr40 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:28 PM

    What about Al Toon? This is a scary offense… and not in a good way.

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:36 PM

    jetsmark says:

    What about Braylon Edwards?

    Mr Hands Of Stone ?

    Please by all means Jets, sign him.

  6. larry321 says: Oct 1, 2013 1:20 PM

    Gonna be a rough couple weeks for Geno. Look what happened to Sanchez last year when Santonio, Hill, and Keller all went down.

  7. icemamba says: Oct 1, 2013 1:51 PM

    Mornhinweg seems to think Geno has Rice and Moss as his receivers. He needs to dial it back a bit. Stop with the bloody slant routes, its already resulted in 3 INTs.

  8. enzo1030 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:48 PM

    This is exactly the type of thing that ruined Sanchez. The front office does nothing to help the QB, instead they just take away weapons (Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery) and add old guys (Derrick Mason, Kellen Winslow) or head scratchers (Tim Tebow, Ben Obamanu, Clyde Gates) to “band-aid” the problem.

  9. cool10857 says: Oct 1, 2013 4:50 PM

    Bring back Lam Jones or Don Maynard.

  10. bleedrangerblue says: Oct 1, 2013 5:18 PM

    The jets are fun now. We get to watch Geno grow hopefully and win some games. When in doubt throw it away Geno , for crying out Loud….

  11. ryann252013 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:07 PM

    If Geno can win with this group of WRs..woo..

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