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Santonio Holmes activated from N.Y. Jets' PUP list

The drama regarding when New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes will return to the field took another twist Friday.

The Jets activated Holmes from the reserve/physically unable to perform list, the team announced.

As NFL.com's Ian Rapoport pointed out, this is the best sign yet that Holmes could be ready for Week 1 when the Jets take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Earlier this week, the Jets' best receiver, who suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot last September, sounded far from optimistic he'd be on the field anytime soon.

"I can't pinpoint a day when it will feel better because every day has been the same up until this point," Holmes said Wednesday, per the New York Post. "I feel good some days. I don't the others. This pain won't go away."

The drama revolving around Holmes, as the Post's Brain Costello pointed out Thursday, stems from dual theories that the receiver is biding his time until the regular season or even is sitting out in order to see how the team starts the season before deciding if he's truly healthy.

Jets coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday put the Holmes decision on the doctors, but Friday's announcement could be the organization's nudge to get its best playmaker back on the field.

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