The New York Jets haven’t been confident in wide receiver Santonio Holmes’ availability for training camp next week. Now, Holmes has told reporters at a flag football tournament that he still wasn’t ready to declare himself ready for training camp, or even the the regular season opener as he continues to rehab from his Lisfranc injury.
Holmes missed most of the 2012 season after sustaining the injury in week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers, and was eventually placed on injured reserve.
Holmes is still fairly young (29 years old), but has yet to make the kind of impact in New York that he did with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Statistically, 2009 was the best season of his career. He had 79 catches, 1,248 receiving yards, and five touchdowns and became Pittsburgh’s first receiving target in which was surprisingly his last year with the team. He was traded during the offseason due to his brushes with the law
For his career, Holmes has registered 358 catchers for 5,507 yards and 35 touchdowns.
New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Hill will be eligible to return to the Giants’ active roster following the team’s September 29 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hill was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants in 2012 after not being selected in the 2011 NFL Draft following his junior season at the University of Florida.
Last year, Hill registered 38 tackles and 1 forced fumble as one of the Giants’ best reserve defensive backs.