Sept 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches a pass while being defended by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half at MetLIfe Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Santonio Holmes to Open New York Jets Training Camp on PUP List?

Could we see the beginning of training camp without Santonio Holmes? It is becoming more and more of a possibility.

We encountered this possibility during the season last year, following the Holmes injury. Dr. Neal Blitz from NYC talked with us about the complexity of this Lisfranc injury, and how it can affect a player long-term.  It doesn’t help that Santonio also needed a second procedure in February to remove plates from his foot.

In an “Around the League” report earlier today, the Jets are becoming more concerned that, although Holmes has looked good on a limited basis, may still have to begin camp on the PUP, or the “Physically Unable to Perform List”. Here is Rex on the subject:

“He’s doing a decent job but we’ll see how he is in training camp,” Ryan said via, the New York Daily News. “There’s a possibility he starts out on the PUP (list), I’m not sure, but he seems to be doing well.”

On it’s face, this isn’t the biggest deal. Even if he starts camp on the list, it doesn’t mean he will be on the list come week one of the regular season. It just deserves being watched, as these foot injuries are more than unpredictable.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    on the brighter side, it gives us more opportunity to see what the udfas have to offer, the negative is the qbs have to compete without him. another positive: if a qb can somehow look decent in camp without him their job should become that much easier when he comes back.

    • TheJetPress

      Very true. If everyone can play well with him out of the lineup, the reintegration of him will work well.

      • jetmenow

        good point MDiii- however, I am looking forward to see him back in action but……….udfas will get some more targets to show their stuff.

        • matr dontelli iii

          one of the most frustrating things is to release a player and have him go someplace ele and have a productive career, even moreso if you are weak at that particular position. it sounds like some of these receivers really might catch on and have good careers. while we’d all like to see hill and holmes practicing, i’d hate to see rogers or someone get away and have a thousand-catch career someplace else. you’re right though, with his injury it will be very comforting when we see him back on the field running like his old self.