Santonio Holmes returns to field for Jets against Buccaneers

Santonio Holmes worked out on the field before this weekend's Jaguars game. Credit: Getty Images
Santonio Holmes was back on the field, even though it was in a limited role, on Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images

More than 11 months after he suffered a Lisfranc injury that cost him the season, Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was back on the field for the first time. In limited snaps, Holmes had one reception for 13 yards in the Jets’ 18-17 win on Sunday afternoon.

Holmes, who missed the remainder of last year and the entirety of preseason as he recovered and then rehabbed from the foot surgery, has had remarkable progress over the past three weeks to even get on the field. During minicamp in June and the first three weeks of training camp, Holmes was limited to riding the exercise bicycle.

His first and only catch of the game came on the last play of the first quarter when he made a 13-yard catch for a first down against former Jets corner Darrelle Revis. When asked by Metro, Holmes said there wasn’t any personal emotion to this game or his return to the field.

“The only thing that matters was the win and the performance of our guys — how hard they played, our resiliency,” Holmes said. “They didn’t give in towards the end. We continued to pull it out and Folk on the field goal really made a difference for our team.”

While he wasn’t as explosive as his old self, Holmes was a welcome boost to a receiving corps that lacks true playmakers. But it was on the ground via their quarterback that the Jets pulled out the game’s biggest play.

Down 17-15 with 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the ball on their own 45-yard line, Jets quarterback Geno Smith escaped from the pocket and ran to the far sideline to pick up a few yards. As he went out of bounds, Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David gave him a push and the resulting personal foul put the Jets into field-goal range.

When Holmes saw that, he had no doubt the outcome of the game. Nick Folk made the 48-yard field goal for the win with a boost from Holmes on the sideline.

“I knew they lost the game. I knew they gave it up to us at that moment and on the sideline I said a quick prayer for God to be with us at this time,” Holmes said. “And he definitely came through for us.”

Follow Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer on Twitter @KristianRDyer.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Best nature spots for kids in New York…

When it comes to kids and nature, most U.S. parents agree: children should be spending more time outdoors. According to a recent survey by The…

Local

Easter 2014: The year's best bonnets

It's Easter, and that means it's time for Fifth Avenue to turn into a veritable catwalk of bonnet-wearers. The annual march, which kicks off at…

Local

Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping of baby in…

Authorities said that a Queens woman behind an attempted kidnapping of an 8-month-old baby boy was arrested on Saturday.

Local

Hate crime charge in attack on Sikh Columbia…

A man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime after he allegedly pulled the beard of a Sikh Columbia University professor as part…

Television

‘Mad Men’ recap: Season 7, Episode 2, ‘A…

Peggy and Lou are horrible, Bert's racist, Don is honest(ish) and Roger and Pete are frustrated. "A Day's Work" not quite worthy of "This Will Be Our Year."

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

NHL

Rangers let chance at victory slip away in…

All the Rangers had to do was hold serve in a raucous Madison Square Garden — roaring in anticipation of putting a hated rival in a 2-0 series hole.

MLB

Yankees place Ivan Nova on DL with partially…

Yankees starter Ivan Nova was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his throwing elbow Sunday.

NHL

Rangers never thought opening round would be 'an…

You might have thought the Metropolitan Division semifinal series was going to be a rout after watching Game 1 Thursday night. The Rangers did not.

NHL

Rangers blow two-goal lead in Game 2 loss…

The Rangers got out to an early 2-0 lead in Game 2 and the Garden was rocking. But it went downhill quickly from there.

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.