Florham Park, NJ (Sports Network) - New York Jets wide receiver Santonio
Holmes could be sidelined a few weeks after injuring his left foot during
Sunday's game against San Francisco.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan on Monday said x-rays were negative, but didn't know
how long Holmes would be out until MRI results are further evaluated.
"I'm not sure how many weeks he's going to be out, but we know that the x-rays
were negative," said Ryan. "If it's muscle it could heal much quicker, if it's
something else -- ligaments -- then it would take much longer, but it's good
news that the x-ray was negative. Obviously, it looks doubtful for this week,
but further than that, I'm not real sure."
The Jets will host the Houston Texans next Monday night.
Holmes was hurt during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 34-0 loss after making a
short catch. He immediately fell to the ground without being contacted and let
go of the ball, which 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers promptly returned for a
51-yard touchdown that gave San Francisco a 24-0 lead.
The seventh-year veteran was unable to put any weight on his left leg and was
carted off the field.
Holmes recorded four catches for 29 yards before exiting Sunday, one week
after coming up with 147 yards on nine grabs in a 23-20 overtime win at Miami.
He leads the Jets with 20 receptions for 272 yards with a touchdown.
Ryan also said the Jets have agreed to a contract with cornerback Aaron Berry,
who was released by the Detroit Lions in July after a second arrest in the
offseason. He will add depth to a secondary that lost superstar cornerback
Darrelle Revis to an ACL injury last week.
The Jets had begun playing running back Joe McKnight in the secondary, but
Ryan said McKnight will return to his role in the offensive backfield.
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