Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) runs during warmups against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Santonio Holmes Back at Practice Today for the New York Jets

OK, maybe THIS is why Braylon Edwards was released earlier today. The reports are that Braylon will not be resigned after week one, maybe we have found the reason.

Guess who was practicing today? Santonio Holmes, for the first time this preseason, was in pads, and working out with his team today. The reports are unclear as to how much he participated in today’s practice, but he did stretch with the team, and lead his wide receivers in positional drills.

What a great sign for the New York Jets, who need all the help they can get at the skilled positions on offense. There were a lot of members of the fan base this morning that were very confused about why the Jets would release veteran wideout Braylon Edwards.

If Santonio is ready to go sooner rather than later, we have our reason. Holmes is just the guy that is needed to lead this younger group of wide receivers. Tone Time may be approaching faster than any one of us expected.

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  • Frank Antonelli

    Last year we lost arguably our best offensive (Holmes) and defensive (Mevis) players and still won six games!!! This year if we get a productive Holmes back and good contributions from Richardson and Millner we may indeed surprise some people.

    P.S. I think people overlook the coaching job Rex did last year to get us to six wins. If Belacheat had done that ESPN would be falling all over themselves to declare him the coach of the year.

    • Piazza31nyj

      Yeah, ESPN and most people in football laugh at us and hate us. By surprising people, how many wins do you think we will have?

      • Frank Antonelli

        I’ll leave the prediction game to Rex! However, I’ve seen a number of miracles happen to teams that I follow such as the 1969 Jets (18 to 21 point underdogs), 1969 Mets (prohibitive underdog to the Orioles), 1982 Italy World Cup team (racked in controversy back home), 2006 Italy World Cup team (again racked in betting controversies back home) that I realize anything is possible.

    • TheJetPress

      I never think that surprising people is out of the question. In the NFL, teams are so close, there is no reason why any team can’t surprise.

  • Paul Newbold

    Good news for the Jets offense! Hope he can go game 1. I seriously doubt one had anything to do with the other. Braylon played poorly by most accounts, and Marty gave him very few reps through preseason. Good news about Holmes, and I wish Braylon the very best in retirement. Its always sad when a fan favorite ages due to injuries, and is released. Best wishes Mr. Edwards!

    • TheJetPress

      I think we all do Paul