Santonio Holmes missed the majority of last season with the Jets after suffering a severe Lisfranc fracture. Holmes missed all of the preseason will recovering from the foot injury as well. Holmes’ week one status is very much in the air, but there is a general optimism around the team that he will be able to play. Veteran guard Willie Colon told the media, “Santonio is back.” This reiterates what coach Rex Ryan said before their final preseason game last week. Holmes was in full uniform and participated in pre-game warm-ups. Holmes has also been limited in two practices since being activated off of the physically unable to perform list.
Holmes has arguably been the most successful Buckeye in the NFL since being drafted by the Steelers in the first round in 2006. Holmes is best known nationally for his game winning catch in Super Bowl XLIII, earning him MVP honors. For the Buckeyes, Holmes caught 245 passes for 2,295 yards and 25 touchdowns, while gaining 3,123 all-purpose yard. His 245 career receptions and 3,496 yards were ranked the fifth highest totals in school history at the time. His 25 touchdown catches ranked him 3rd in the school history, behind Hall of Famer Cris Carter and former NFL player David Boston.