WR Holmes 'doubtful' for preseason opener

August, 6, 2012
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New York Jets No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes is "doubtful" for this week's preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday. Holmes injured his ribs over the weekend during a team-wide scrimmage.

We wrote on Saturday that this is a golden opportunity for other receivers to step up. Receivers like Patrick Turner, Chaz Schilens and rookie Stephen Hill have all been up and down during camp. Second-year receiver Jeremy Kerley also has battled injuries.

Holmes is listed as day-to-day by the Jets, but he will probably sit this entire week out. That gives quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow plenty of reps to get comfortable with the other receivers.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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