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Holmes injured in practice, X-rays negative

Santonio Holmes is very talented but the Jets have to improve the quality of receivers they have behind him.

Santonio Holmes made Jets fan take a big gasp on Saturday when he went down with what was thought to be a broken rib but they all breathed a sigh of relief when the team announced the X-rays were negative.

Antonio Cromartie hit Holmes directly in the ribs during practice and immediately after tending to him the Jets trainers told Head Coach Rex Ryan that they believed it was broken. The Jets really dodged a bullet though when they found out nothing was wrong, not even a fracture that would have kept him out the rest of preseason.

Holmes is listed as day-to-day but will likely sit out at least a few days as to not risk future injury.

While there is no significant injury to the Jets’ star wide receiver the scare really made what Cromartie said a few days ago about the lack of talent the team has behind Holmes a real issue. If Holmes had broken actually broken a rib the Jets may have been faced with the possibility of going into the season with rookie Stephen Hill, free agent acquisition Chaz Schilens and second-year receiver Jeremy Kerley as the team’s main option in the passing game.

The free agent market is not exactly filled with premier receivers at this point but there are still a few guys that the Jets should really consider to get more talent behind Holmes in case something does happen. Perhaps bringing Plaxico Burress back for a second season would be a good decision; or even the ageless Terrell Owens could be an option.

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