Injury report: Holmes, Ellis questionable

September, 6, 2013
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As expected, Santonio Holmes is listed as questionable for the season opener Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barring a setback in the pre-game warmups, the veteran wide receiver -- 11 months removed from foot surgery -- is expected to play a limited role in the game, sources said.

Holmes
"Like I've said the whole time, I'm hopeful he plays, let's just put it that way," Rex Ryan said Friday. "I'm hopeful he plays because he's a difference maker."

Ryan said the final call will be made by the doctors, quite possibly on Sunday. Holmes, who sat out Thursday as a precaution, returned to practice Friday and looked fine during the 30-minute window open to the media. The Jets could sign Michael Campbell from the practice squad to give them an extra body at receiver.

Nose tackle Kenrick Ellis, who missed the last three preseason games with a back injury, also is questionable. He's less likely to play than Holmes. Damon Harrison is expected to start at nose tackle. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip) also was limited in practice, but he will play.

The official injury report:

OUT

LB Quinton Coples (ankle)
QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE

DT Kenrick Ellis (back)
WR Santonio Holmes (foot)

PROBABLE

LB Nick Bellore (oblique)
OG Willie Colon (knee/shoulder)
CB Antonio Cromartie (hip)
OG Vladimir Ducasse (calf)
WR Clyde Gates (shoulder)
LB David Harris (hip)
DT Damon Harrison (knee)
WR Stephen Hill (knee)
OL Ben Ijalana (knee)
WR Jeremy Kerley (finger)
CB Ellis Lankster (foot/hamstring)
CB Dee Milliner (Achilles)
QB Matt Simms (calf/oblique)
QB Geno Smith (ankle)
OG Brian Winters (ankle)

BUCCANEERS

OUT

TE Tom Crabtree (ankle)
OG Carl Nicks (foot)

DOUBTFUL

CB Rashaan Melvin (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE

RB Mike James (eye)
FB Erik Lorig (calf)

PROBABLE

CB Darrelle Revis (knee)
OT Demar Dotson (back)

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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