New York Jets No. 1 WR Santonio Holmes was unable to practice yesterday with a hamstring, and he hasn’t been spotted at today’s practice either. Holmes’s status is already in doubt for Week 7’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it could be possible for the Jets to miss Holmes for a second straight game. While the Steelers are arguably a worse team than the Atlanta Falcons, they have a significantly better pass defense than the Falcons.
Holmes is dealing with a pulled hamstring, and tomorrow’s practice could decide his fate. Right now, it looks like we shouldn’t expect Holmes to play this week, so his status needs to be monitored closely. He’s dealt with a couple of injuries already this year, and Holmes continues to have bad luck on the injury front. At least Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill have looked good, and the signing of David Nelson gave the Jets a quality slot receiver. But Holmes is the most talented wideout on the Jets, and the dimension he adds with his athleticism would be missed if he is out again.
Fellow pass-catcher Kellen Winslow Jr. is also not practicing today, but the tight end’s status for Sunday’s game is less cloudy. In order to manage his reps and chronic knee issues, Winslow will generally miss the first two practice sessions of each week before practicing on Friday. He has 17 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns this season, and he is quickly losing snaps to Jeff Cumberland; the fact that he is complaining about it doesn’t help his cause either.