The Jets got wide receiver Santonio Holmes back into the lineup for the last two games after an extended absence with a hamstring injury, but it doesn’t look like Holmes will make it three in a row against the Dolphins this weekend.
Coach Rex Ryan said Friday that he is “concerned” about Holmes’ availability after his hamstring kept him from practicing on Friday. If Holmes does miss the game, it will be a continuation of what’s been a terribly frustrating season for the Jets’ top wideout after a foot injury made for an equally frustrating 2012 season. With his guaranteed money out of the way, it wouldn’t be surprising if Holmes is playing elsewhere come next season.
Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com also reports that Ryan sounded pessimistic about wideout Jeremy Kerley’s chances of playing. Kerley has missed the last two games after dislocating his elbow, but it seems his return to the field will be delayed at least another week.
That leaves the Jets with David Nelson, Stephen Hill, Greg Salas and Josh Cribbs as receiving options. That’s less than ideal for an offense with plenty of other problems heading into a date with the Dolphins that would end any realistic hope of a playoff berth if the Jets lose.