You are currently viewing the printable version of this article, to return to the normal page, please click here.

Jets’ Holmes may have broken rib during scrimmage

Question of the Day

What has been the biggest debacle on Obama's watch?

View results

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Santonio Holmes walked off the field and into the locker room, his side hurting _ potentially leaving a big gap in the New York Jets' already-thin receiving corps.

Coach Rex Ryan said that Holmes "might" have broken a rib during the team's scrimmage Saturday night, bad news for a team that lacks depth at the position because of other injuries.

"I heard he might have broke a rib or something," Ryan said. "I'm not sure about that."

It appeared Holmes was injured on a third-down play when he was hit by cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who earlier in the week made some waves when he said he thought he was the team's second-best wide receiver _ behind Holmes.

Well, with his clean hit on Holmes, Cromartie might have moved up the depth chart.

"I don't know if Santonio did break a rib or not, but the fact it was sticking out is probably an indicator," Ryan said. "I'm sure he'll be fine, but we'll have to check on him later. Other than that, he had a good day."

Holmes finished with three catches for 22 yards in the 90-minute scrimmage at Cortland Stadium. He had not participated in team drills for the Jets (No. 17 in the AP Pro32) during the past few days with what he called "a lot of soreness in the body." Ryan said Holmes had not yet had an X-ray when he spoke to reporters, and was unsure of the severity of the injury _ but said trainers indicated it appeared to be a fracture.

"He's a tough guy, but I don't think he's going to be running out there tomorrow or the next day," Ryan said. "We'll have to see."

Second-year receiver Jeremy Kerley hasn't practiced all camp because of a sore hamstring, veteran Chaz Schilens (groin) has also been slowed and several other players at the position have been hobbled by hamstring issues and other "soft-tissue injuries," as Ryan put it.

If Holmes is forced to miss any time, rookie Stephen Hill could move into the No. 1 slot by default. It also wouldn't be out of the question that the Jets look for help elsewhere. Plaxico Burress, who played for the Jets last season, is still a free agent, as are Terrell Owens, Mike Williams and Mike Sims-Walker.

"You'd love to have your No. 1 guy out there, your big gun out there, and he looked good today," Ryan said. "Him and (Mark) Sanchez connected several times. It's not ideal, but you just have to play the hand that's dealt to you."


Follow Dennis Waszak on Twitter:


Online: and

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Adobe Flash player
You Might Also Like
  • Nathan Walker waits to take the ice during the Capitals' development camp at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

    Nathan Walker’s NHL dreams send him around the world

  • Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, third from left, smiles as he warms up with his teammates who were were wearing t-shirts in support of him for the All Star game before an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Anthony Rendon not an All-Star, but he’s been Nats’ MVP

  • Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter speaks during a media availability in the dugout before an interleague baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Monday, July 7, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    LOVERRO: Suck-up Buck Showalter needs history lesson

  • Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez, left, celebrates with goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the decisive goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Argentina beats Dutch in shootout to reach World Cup final

  • Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson speaks during a media availability after an NFL football training camp practice at Redskins Park, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely by NFL — again

  • Celebrities In The News
  • Hall of Fame Inductees, KISS, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, and Ace Frehley speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    KISS rocker Gene Simmons touts 1 percent life: ‘It’s fantastic’

  • This image from video released by Funny Or Die shows President Obama, left, with actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis during an appearance on "Between Two Ferns," the digital short with a laser focus on reaching people aged 18 to 34. The president urged young people to sign up for the new health care plan through an appearance posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014, on the comic website Funny or Die, bypassing TV talk show titans like Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel for an online audience. (AP Photo/Funny Or Die)

    Obama’s ‘Ferns’ interview gets Emmy nod

  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, actor Alec Baldwin leaves court in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Alec Baldwin in talks to play Rob Ford-like mayor in new NBC drama