Santonio Holmes injury: Jets WR expected to miss minicamp

Al Bello

Holmes is expected to miss Jets minicamp as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery.

Santonio Holmes is expected to miss New York Jets minicamp, head coach Rex Ryan told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Holmes is still recovering from a Lisfranc injury that put him on injured reserve last season. Jets minicamp will run from June 11-13.

Until further notice, the plan still appears to be to ease Holmes back into the lineup during training camp in hopes that he can play Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Holmes should be rusty, considering he played in just four games last season. Over that span, he had 20 receptions for 272 yards and a touchdown, putting him on track for his second career season with over 1,000 yards receiving had he not been injured.

Holmes agreed to restructure his contract with the Jets prior to the start of free agency, freeing up $3 million in cap space for the team. He still has three years left on the five-year deal he signed in 2011.

The Jets are counting on Holmes as the team's only proven deep threat. Jeremy Kerley played well last season, but worked mostly out of the slot. Stephen Hill, now in his second-year, is still getting his feet wet, and Clyde Gates has yet to prove he deserves extensive playing time.

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