The New York Jets may have escaped largely unscathed from their exhilarating 27-24 opening win against the Dallas Cowboys, but that may not be the case against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday if Santonio Holmes isn’t able to go.
The Jets’ star wide receiver banged up his knee and quadriceps this week and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Holmes was one of three players for Gang Green, along with linebacker David Harris (toe) and safety Eric Smith (sprained ankle), whose availability in practice on Friday was limited.
Harris, the Jets’ second-leading tackler behind Bart Scott, is expected to play Sunday. Holmes and Smith, on the other hand, are bigger question marks, though both have participated in position drills since coming down with their current knocks.
Despite these concerns, Holmes expressed confidence on Thursday that he would play this week, as reported by Rich Cimini of ESPN.
“Nothing to worry about. Game day is on Sunday,” Holmes said.