Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 8/22/13

Santonio Holmes doesn’t have the greatest reputation around the NFL and his work-ethic has been a problem before. Now, reports suggest some within the New York Jets organization believe the 29-year-old receiver is milking his current foot injury and probably should be playing. The New York Post is reporting that Holmes has received medical clearance to begin football activities, but that he is resisting. Dr. Robert Anderson of North Carolina performed foot surgery on Holmes and has reportedly cleared him. People around the team think he is simply just trying to avoid participating in training camp. Holmes is complaining that the pain in his foot “won’t go away.” Ever since the Jets signed him to a five-year, $45.25 million contract in 2011, Holmes’ effort has been questioned by many around football. His deal includes $24 million in guarantees and New York hasn’t gotten close to that value from its presumptive No. 1 receiver. Holmes suffered a Lisfranc injury in his foot in Week 4 last season and missed the rest of the year. And since signing his deal in 2011, Holmes has recorded just 71 receptions for 926 yards and nine touchdowns in 20 games. That’s not exactly lighting the world on fire. But right now the Jets have an absolutely brutal receiving corps, which is why they can’t let Holmes go. When Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley and Braylon Edwards are your other top options at wideout, you have some serious problems at the position. That’s what Gang Green is looking at if Holmes is let go. The bottom line is that it has been 11 months since Holmes suffered his injury. The fact that he’s not back on the field yet is pretty ridiculous. Yes it was a bad injury, but he has had more than enough time to recover. The post Some New York Jets think Santonio Holmes is milking foot injury appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

City of Memphis to return millions in tax money to NBA players

Stephen Jackson rips Kevin Durant on Instagram

Tyronn Lue was not pleased when Cavs fired David Blatt

C.J. McCollum calls out old timers for their mouthguard opinions

Adam Silver defends Draymond Green suspension decision

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Sean Payton agrees with Brees setting contract deadline

Report: Lakers not high on DeMar DeRozan

Knowshon Moreno planning NFL comeback attempt

Report: Jets offered Fitzpatrick $24 million over three years

Ray Rice still hoping to play in NFL in 2016?

Report: Malcolm Butler seeking new contract before season

For Kevin Durant, the future in Oklahoma City is now

WATCH: Ben Simmons hits insane soccer-inspired trick shot

WATCH: Mason Rudolph completes pass to receiver on a jet ski

A-Rod's daughter honors dad with homework assignment

Kevin Durant: Thunder won't watch video from Game 6

Jhonny Peralta cuts thumb opening box, has return delayed

Warriors-Thunder Game 6 one of highest-rated in NBA history

WATCH: Meet the mustache men of Wake Forest baseball

WATCH: Golfer goes crazy after winning BMW with hole-in-one

WATCH: Manziel confronted by owner of rental car company

Giants positioning themselves for another World Series run

Athletes who served in the United States military

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

How expanded instant replay has hurt the NBA

Best regular-season NBA teams not to win a championship

Every time an NBA team came back from a 3-1 deficit (and what it means for the Warriors)

How disallowed goals can change the course of NHL games

The five most disappointing MLB teams this season

QUIZ: Identify these NHL Hall of Famers by their nicknames

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Sniping quotes highlight NHL conference finals animosity

QUIZ: Name every NBA franchise's original incarnation

The 15 biggest playoff upsets in NBA history

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker