2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Jets' Holmes practicing, unsure about opener

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. - AP Sports Writer
    2013-08-27 18:19

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Santonio Holmes is taking his comeback from a serious foot injury one step at a time.

Getting back on the practice field this week has been a major leap forward for the New York Jets wide receiver - even if he's trying not to get anyone's hopes up.

``I was just really limited, just working on getting in the groove of things,'' Holmes said Tuesday. ``Getting a feel for what I can and cannot not do right now. I'm going to keep that to a minimal and steadily make good progress from there.''

Holmes is recovering from a serious foot injury that he suffered in Week 4 of last season. He participated at least on a limited basis in practice on both Monday and Tuesday, his first practice sessions since last September.

``We're really just phasing Santonio in right now,'' coach Rex Ryan said. ``It's not like he's going out there every snap.''

Holmes was moved to the Jets' active roster from the physically unable to perform list last Friday night, a sign that he could possibly be ready to go when the season starts on Sept. 8. The receiver, however, is tempering expectations.

``Doctors still have to continue evaluating me,'' he said. ``It's been a long process. I've come a long way up until this point and I can't put any timetable on it. Just because of my progress (being brought to your) attention, it doesn't really boost the trainers' push for me to be on the field right away.''

Two weeks ago, Holmes ran straight ahead at full speed and caught a few passes from Geno Smith in warmups before the team's preseason game against Jacksonville. Last week, he repeatedly ran short routes and planted on his foot during practice. Before the team's preseason game against the Giants last Saturday, Holmes ran routes at full speed.

He said the foot was sore Sunday, but nothing worse than he had been feeling.

Holmes suffered a Lisfranc injury, which usually involves separation of ligaments and joints in the middle of the foot, against San Francisco last September. He needed surgery to repair the injury, and then had another procedure in February to remove the screws. Holmes spoke with former Giants center Shaun O'Hara, who dealt with a similar injury, before the game last Saturday.

``I believe that he's in phenomenal shape,'' Ryan said. ``I saw him run. He looked pretty good to me. I'm optimistic about it. We'll see.''

Before the recent progress, Holmes had spent most of the summer riding a stationary bike, using an anti-gravity treadmill and working with trainers. He said the amount of route running he did last Saturday is all he has done, and one of the major hurdles is finding the right shoe to wear on the field to help prevent any aggravation of the injury.

Holmes added that he thinks he's ``a long ways'' from being at his best on the field. After all, he said, he is learning how to run routes again while regaining confidence in his foot while pushing off it.

``I have a long career ahead of me,'' he said when asked if he'd be comfortable playing at less than 100 percent. ``So, I'm going to take the best risk and the best chances for myself and for the team.''

--

NOTES: Ryan wouldn't say whether Geno Smith would play Thursday night against the Eagles, and refused to say who would start. ``We'll announce that on gameday,'' Ryan said. The coach also said it's possible the team could wait until the morning of the opener against Tampa Bay to announce who the Jets' starting quarterback for the season will be. ``Until we name the starting quarterback, I would say that really anything's possible because we haven't named the quarterback yet,'' Ryan said. ``So, we'll weigh in all the factors.'' One of those factors is the status of Mark Sanchez, who is sidelined with an injured shoulder and was limited to a stationary bike at practice. ... CBs Antonio Cromartie (hip) and Dee Milliner (calf) won't play against the Eagles. Milliner is confident he'll be ready to play in the season opener despite missing two preseason games. ``It's very disappointing,'' he said. ``I want to be out there on the field.''

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Drew StantonSep 17 09:45p

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton is in line to start his second straight game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 with QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) sidelined. It [ More ]

John AbrahamSep 17 09:13p

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (concussion), LB Alex Okafor (thigh) and DE Frostee Rucker (calf) each did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. LB Larry Foote (shoulder) and P Dave [ More ]

Andre EllingtonSep 17 09:13p

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

B. Green-EllisSep 17 08:03p

Several clubs have reportedly reached out to free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Bengals), who is still in the process of rehab after suffering a hip injury in the preseason.

Jonathan DwyerSep 17 08:03p

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities Wednesday, Sept. 17. The team was made aware of allegations by the Phoenix police and are cooperating [ More ]

Marshawn LynchSep 17 07:53p

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Vernon DavisSep 17 07:43p

San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he is still on crutches.

Justin SmithSep 17 07:43p

San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), C Marcus Martin (knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee) and DT Justin Smith (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, [ More ]

Terrell ManningSep 17 07:33p

Miami Dolphins LB Terrell Manning was released Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Dion LewisSep 17 07:23p

Arizona Cardinals P Drew Butler, Chicago Bears RB Shaun Draughn and WR Chris X. Williams, Houston Texans LB Jason Ankrah, Indianapolis Colts RB Dion Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars OT Cameron [ More ]

Jonathan DwyerSep 17 07:03p

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer is being questioned for a domestic violence incident, according to sources. However, he hasn't been arrested, and his status remains unchanged.

Kelvin BenjaminSep 17 07:03p

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Dwan EdwardsSep 17 06:53p

Carolina Panthers OT Byron Bell (toe), WR Philly Brown (ankle), OT Nate Chandler (toe), LB Thomas Davis (hip), DT Dwan Edwards (back), RB Mike Tolbert (chest), RB Fozzy Whittaker [ More ]

DeAngelo WilliamsSep 17 06:53p

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Shane VereenSep 17 06:43p

New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (shoulder) has been added to this week's injury report, and he was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Julian EdelmanSep 17 06:43p

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (back) was added to the injury report and was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Alfonzo DennardSep 17 06:43p

New England Patriots S Don Jones (hamstring) and LB Jerod Mayo (non-injury) didn't practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DE Michael Buchanan (ankle), LB Jamie Collins (thigh), OG Dan Connolly (knee), [ More ]

Mike PounceySep 17 06:23p

Miami Dolphins DE Terrence Fede (knee), LB Koa Misi (ankle) and OG Shelley Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. OT Branden Albert (shoulder), S Louis Delmas (calf), [ More ]

Ryan CladySep 17 06:13p

Denver Broncos DT Marvin Austin (non-injury), LB Lerentee McCray (knee) and LB Danny Trevathan (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. S David Bruton (shoulder) and OG Ben Garland [ More ]

Cyrus GraySep 17 06:03p

Kansas City Chiefs DB Husain Abdullah (foot, quadriceps), RB Cyrus Gray (foot), WR Frankie Hammond (shoulder), WR Junior Hemingway (hip), OL Eric Kush (shoulder), LB Josh Martin (quadriceps, triceps) [ More ]

M. Jones-DrewSep 17 06:03p

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Matt McCantsSep 17 06:03p

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (ankle), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), WR Rod Streater (hip) and DE Justin Tuck (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), [ More ]

Anthony SpencerSep 17 05:53p

Dallas Cowboys DT Davon Coleman (knee), LB Justin Durant (groin), LB Rolando McClain (groin) and RB Joseph Randle (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DT Ken Bishop (illness), [ More ]

Montell OwensSep 17 05:53p

Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS [ More ]

Brad JonesSep 17 05:43p

Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) and DB Micah Hyde (knee) both were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. CB Casey Hayward (glute) and LB Brad Jones (quadriceps) [ More ]

Shaun HillSep 17 05:43p

St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Scott WellsSep 17 05:43p

St. Louis Rams CB Trumaine Johnson (knee), C Barrett Jones (back), TE Cory Harkey (knee) and C Scott Wells (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. CB Brandon McGee (foot) was limited.

Tavon AustinSep 17 05:43p

St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Kirk CousinsSep 17 05:23p

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return around eight weeks after head coach Jon Gruden said Griffin will be in a cast for the next 10 days. [ More ]

Johnathan JosephSep 17 05:23p

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and S Shiloh Keo (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot), OG Ben Jones (ankle, knee), CB Johnathan Joseph [ More ]

Adrian PetersonSep 17 05:23p

The Minnesota Vikings intend to bring RB Adrian Peterson back after his legal issues are resolved.

Arian FosterSep 17 05:23p

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

RSS Feeds

NFL News:
 
Player Notes:
 
Forum Posts:
 

© 2014 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group