As reported by Brian Costello this morning, Santonio Holmes ran a route today in practice before sitting out the rest of it. This could be big news for the Jets, and even though he probably won’t be back this week he could prove to be an asset down the stretch. Santonio Holmes injured his hamstring in the Jets week four loss to the Titans and has been out since. Hamstring injuries like this usually tend to linger, so the Jets might want to play it safe with Holmes and keep him sidelined until after the bye week.
Going into the season the Jets wide receiver corps was considered weak, but since then some names have really stepped out. The acquisition of David Nelson turned out to be a smart move as he is playing pretty well and caught 4 passes for 80 yards in this past Sundays win over the Patriots. Jeremy Kerley is stepping into his own and proving to be a capable and reliable receiver for Geno Smith. However, the return of Santonio Holmes could be a big help for the Jets down the line as they might find themselves in a position to make a playoff push. Holmes is an intelligent receiver with great route running ability, reliable hands, and could be a great resource for the young receivers on this team.