Santonio Holmes the Jets’ best wide receiver and a potential weapon in their new West Coast offense offered no indication Tuesday about the likelihood of him playing in the Sept. 8 opener against Tampa Bay.
Holmes ran routes on the field before Saturday’s game against the Giants. Route running and hard cutting were going to be the next step for him in his recovery from a Lisfranc (mid-foot) fracture to his left foot an injury he suffered Sept. 30 against San Francisco. Until the Giants pregame Holmes had just done straight-ahead running.
He said he is not 100 percent and when asked whether he could play at less than 100 percent he said “I have a long career ahead of me so I’m going to take the best risk and the best chances for myself and for the team.”
Holmes was added Friday to the active roster making him eligible to play against Tampa Bay. He returned to practice in shoulder pads Monday for the first time since getting hurt. He participated on a limited basis as he did Tuesda...