Are you there, Rex?
Holmes had a scheduled off day Thursday, but he has been practicing this week. Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday he was hopeful Holmes would play. Teammate Stephen Hill, meanwhile, said Holmes looks like "last year's Tone." (We assume he's referring to the version of Holmes not crumpled on the Meadowlands turf last September.)
Holmes hasn't been quite as optimistic, telling reporters this summer he doesn't move like he used to while cautioning that "looks can be deceiving."
"I still don't know," Holmes said Wednesday. "Still haven't gotten any word from the doctors yet on whether I should be playing or not, so I'm just going to keep playing it by ear."