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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Milliner, Braylon among inactives

By Rich Cimini

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rookie CB Dee Milliner, who aggravated a calf injury last week and missed the entire week of practice, was among the Jets' inactives for Saturday night's game against the Giants. Kyle Wilson was expected to start for Milliner.

Rex Ryan, Santonio Holmes and Greg McElroy
Santonio Holmes, flanked here by Rex Ryan and Greg McElroy, ran pass routes before Saturday night's game.
WR Braylon Edwards, who also didn't practice, sat out with a leg injury. It was an important game for Edwards, who is battling for a roster spot. Newly signed WR Mohamed Massaquoi dressed for the game, but it was unclear how much he'd play. Another veteran newcomer, OT Jason Smith, also was expected to dress.

Other inactives for the Jets: LB Quinton Coples (ankle), NT Kenrick Ellis (back), LB Josh Mauga (back), C Dalton Freeman (ankle) and WR Santonio Holmes (foot).

Holmes, activated Friday from the physically unable-to-perform list, looked ready to play in the pregame warmups. In warmup attire, he ran pass routes and cut hard at full speed. Just the other day, Holmes cast doubt on his imminent return, claiming he still wasn't able to cut. That apparently isn't an issue anymore. Catching passes from QB Greg McElroy, he ran an entire route tree under the supervision of WRs coach Sanjay Lal.