Santonio Holmes' comeback appears closer than it did just a few days ago.
The veteran wide receiver was moved to the New York Jets' active roster from the physically unable to perform list on Friday night, a promising sign that he could be ready for the start of the regular season.
The move means Holmes has been cleared by team doctors to practice and has passed his physical. He is not expected to play in the team's exhibition game against the Giants on Saturday night.
Holmes has been sidelined since last September with a seriously injured left foot that left his playing status uncertain. On Wednesday, Holmes said his foot bothers him every day when he wakes up and "this pain doesn't go away."
He recently told reporters he hadn't even begun to run, but video from a fan in the stands at SUNY Cortland surfaced later that day with the receiver running at three-quarters speed on the sideline.
Last Saturday night, Holmes ran at full speed and caught a few passes from Geno Smith in w...