The New York Jets are once again dealing with an injury to their best wide receiver, as Santonio Holmes suffered a fourth-quarter hamstring injury during Sunday’s 38-13 blowout at the hands of the Tennessee Titans.
Santonio Holmes timetable for return is uncertain. Hamstring injury worse than Jets first thought. Fact it’s Holmes complicates matters #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 1, 2013
The Jets are concerned about Holmes because of the way the injury occurred. He was in the middle of a pass route when he went down suddenly, clutching his right hamstring.
To shore up their depleted receiving corps, the Jets signed former Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson, who went undrafted in 2010, yest has managed to notch 94 career catches for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns. He was with the Cleveland Browns during training camp this year, but was cut on Aug. 31.
As of now, the Jets will go into Monday night’s matchup with the Atlanta Falcons with Jeremy Kerley and Clyde Gates as their top wideouts, with rookie Ryan Spadola in reserve.