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[quote]Jets' Holmes isn't completely banned
By BART HUBBUCH
Last Updated: 8:13 AM, September 2, 2010
Posted: 3:16 AM, September 2, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -- It turns out Santonio Holmes will not be banned from the Jets' facility during his drug suspension, after all.
In what will qualify as news to coach Rex Ryan and at least several other Jets officials, the NFL confirmed last night that Holmes can work out at the club's Florham Park headquarters and even attend team meetings during the four-game league ban that begins with Week 1.
The only thing Holmes can't do during that time is practice with the Jets.
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The Jets themselves apparently didn't know that, because Ryan told reporters Tuesday that coaches wouldn't be allowed to have contact with Holmes during the suspension.
Ryan also said Holmes was even planning to resort to Skype, a popular Internet video-conferencing tool, to go over plays with Mark Sanchez.
It's not necessary, according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. The rules were changed "several years ago," Aiello said, to allow players serving less than a one-year drug suspension to have access to their team's facility.
The change only applies to players suspended for substance abuse. Players banned for steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs (such as the Jets' Calvin Pace last year) or for violating the league's conduct policy must remain away from their team's facility and not have official contact with the team.
Holmes is expected to play deep into the third quarter here tonight against the Eagles in the preseason finale because it's his final game action before the ban.
Add Ron Jaworski to the long list of people around the NFL who think Ryan and the Jets have gotten a little too full of themselves.
The former NFL quarterback, now an analyst on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," labeled the Jets the most overrated team in the AFC yesterday while noting the hostility Ryan has fostered with his repeated Super Bowl projections.
Speaking on a preseason media conference call with Jon Gruden and the rest of the "Monday Night Football" crew, Jaworski said the feeling from other teams in the league about the Gang Green is clear.
"They're the team that's pretty much speaking all the bravado," Jaworski said. "You hear this, you see this, and you really do want to put them in their place -- whatever that place may be."
Ryan and the Jets continue to downplay an apparent flare-up in Antonio Cromartie's right hip that kept the cornerback out of a handful of snaps in Tuesday's practice. It's the same hip Cromartie fractured two years ago, which makes the recurrence a definite red flag, but Ryan said there is nothing to worry about and labeled it "a little hip thing."[/quote]
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