Jets are quite the dysfunctional bunch and know some in the organization are concerned that Santonio Holmes is milking his foot injury, because he is thinking about his next check and not the team.
Holmes is such a mercurial personality that people close to the organization don’t know what to believe. Is his Lisfranc injury still healing or is he milking the injury to protect his self interests? Holmes, with a $10.75 million cap number in 2014, knows he will be released after the season. That makes this a contract year for him.
The minority opinion is that he’s dragging it out to avoid training camp, and that he’ll crank it up in a couple of weeks to get ready for the season opener. With him, you never know. The Jets are saying all the right things about Holmes’ dedication to rehab, but this will become a vexing issue for the team. The other day, he looked like an old man as he walked across the practice field, seemingly playing to the crowd as fans implored him to get well soon.