Santonio Holmes still hasn’t been cleared medically to play in the New York Jets’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Bucaneers on Sunday.
“Still don’t know,” Holmes said Wednesday. “Still haven’t gotten any words from the docs yet on whether I should be playing or not. We’re just going to keep playing it by ear now.”
The New York Jets could desperately use Holmes as they prepare to face Tampa Bay’s retooled secondary that includes former Jet Darrelle Revis. Holmes has not played since suffering a Lisfranc fracture on Sept. 30, 2012, and undergoing two corresponding surgeries. Holmes had a limited practice Wednesday.
Holmes has been pretty quiet about playing week one, but was confident that he would be able to play.
The Jets didn’t keep Holmes on the PUP list for the start of the season, and according to the report, Holmes “expects the final decision will come just before the game.”
Earlier in August, the Jets hinted that Holmes could be “milking the injury to avoid training camp.”