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Rex Ryan confident Santonio Holmes will be ready


The timetable on New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes return from a Lisfranc fracture in his foot is all over the place. There was speculation he could miss all of the 2013 season, then there were reports that Holmes told friends he’d miss the first 4 weeks.

Rex Ryan was even more optimistic. When asked about the possibility of Holmes playing in week one against former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in week one Rex wouldn’t rule it out.

“I think we’ll just let it play out,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “Again, when the trainers are like, ‘Hey look, he’s ready to go,’ I’m confident that Santonio will be ready to go. He’s in great shape. He’s doing everything but (being) out there playing. He’s running. He’s training.”

The Jets surely wouldn’t rush Holmes back and it remains more than possible he misses the first week or two of the season. The Jets could use help though after what Rex Ryan described as a sloppy practice.

“Today’s practice was sloppy. That’s the best way to describe it. Both sides of the ball, it was not our best day. Offensively, coming out, we had three false starts on offense, had a safety. It’s not acceptable,” Ryan said. “And then to top it off, the defense was horrible in the last team period. So not a whole lot going for us, I hope we’re playing great on (special) teams.”

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