Rex Ryan: Holmes will be ready Sept. 9

Jets head coach Rex Ryan told reporters that Santonio Holmes will be ready for the regular-season opener against the Buffalo Bills. But Ryan also ruled out Holmes, who has a rib injury, for this week’s preseason game against the New York Giants.

Holmes was injured during a team scrimmage after he was hit by cornerback Antonio Cromartie. It was initially feared that Holmes suffered a broken rib, but X-rays were negative.

The Jets need someone to step forward in this group of receivers while Holmes is out. The Jets scored just six points in last week's preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and passed for just 57 yards.