Former OSU great WR Santonio Holmes was able to start for the New York Jets yesterday after suffering from a severe Lisfranc foot injury last year. He only had one catch for 13 yards after playing 23 snaps. But after months of rehabilitation, Holmes was simply grateful that he was able to play an entire game with any setbacks:
“I played. I played the whole game to the end.”
Many were surprised that Holmes was able to play for New York, as he was listed as ‘questionable’ early in the week. However, Holmes has never been questioned for his work ethic, as his effort to bounce back during the offseason was remarkable. Holmes, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, is known as one of the most controversial characters for the Jets, running into legal trouble for drugs over the years. Holmes and the Jets play New England next on a short week Thursday, so it will be interesting to see how many snaps Holmes is able to play in week 2.
This post was written by staff member Ben Anderson.