Practice report: Tone's time on bike

September, 5, 2013
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Santonio Holmes (foot) participated in the early parts of practice on Thursday, only to eventually make his way to the bike area during the portion open to the media. The receiver was limited on Wednesday and likely will be listed as limited when the full injury report is issued later Thursday.

Holmes has given no indication about whether he'll play on Sunday in the opener against the Buccaneers, which would be his first game since suffering a Lisfranc fracture on Sept. 30, 2012, but the belief is that he'll be able to go.

The veteran, despite looking good during practice to observers, has described himself as very limited in what he's able to do, and said that he's nowhere near the level he needs to be in terms of route running.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez (shoulder) was not at practice during the portion open to the media, but he was there for the earlier walk-through before the media arrived. Sanchez is not playing Sunday against the Buccaneers and could be out multiple weeks as he rehabs his right shoulder.

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip) once again was doing some work by himself, and it appears as if he'll be listed as limited, like he was Wednesday.

Defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (back) was practicing again after limited reps on Wednesday, and tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) and defensive lineman Leger Douzable (illness) both returned to practice. Winslow is on a program where he'll skip Wednesday to help make sure he's healthy to play on Sunday.

Linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle) did not work out due to his fractured ankle.

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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