Jul 28, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) stretches during training camp practice at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Santonio Holmes lying about injury so he can miss New York Jets training camp?

Despite New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes suggesting that he ‘desperately’ wants to return to the New York Jets, the New York Post is hearing a different tune from team insiders.

Holmes, who nearly a year ago suffered a Lisfranc injury has been sidelined since. The Jets medical team has apparently deemed him worthy enough to play but Holmes has continually denied their prognosis, suggesting that his foot is still too sore to hit the field.

It’s a notion that many in the Jets organization think is a farce, suggesting that Holmes is milking the injury to avoid training camp:

An organizational source said many people around the team believe the mercurial wide receiver is just trying to avoid training camp and he is healthier than he is letting on. In fact, a source said Dr. Robert Anderson, the foot specialist in North Carolina who operated on Holmes, has cleared Holmes to begin football activities, but Holmes has resisted.

Holmes will be entering the third year of his $45 million dollar contract which he signed in 2011.

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