Rex Ryan: Santonio Holmes "looked pretty good" during practice

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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan says that wide receiver Santonio Holmes has looked good during practices with the team.

Rex Ryan has said that Santonio Holmes has "looked pretty good" while practising with the New York Jets.

The wide receiver's status for this weekend's game remains in doubt following a lengthy absence with a Lisfranc injury.

The Jets' head coach told reporters: "I thought he looked pretty good. He really hadn't practiced a whole lot. It's a new system. I thought he caught the ball well and I thought he moved around pretty well.

"It's not really what I would see because I'm comfortable with him. I was comfortable with him when he was in a boot, but it's more the trainers and the doctors. I'm not really sure. I just know that you're not going to put a guy out there if he's not well.

"I certainly hope [he will play on Sunday]. But again, we'll make sure we have the absolute clearance from our doctors and our trainers before we do that. Obviously, he hasn't appeared in any pre-season games this year, just now practicing. So we'll lean on them. But as I've said all along, I certainly hope he plays."

The Jets play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday evening.

Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets warms up before their preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on August 17, 2013
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