Santonio Holmes has been moved to the New York Jets' active roster from the physically unable to perform list, a sign the wide receiver could be ready for the regular season.

Holmes has been sidelined since last September with an injured left foot that left his status for the start of this season uncertain.

On Wednesday, Holmes said his foot bothers him when he wakes up and "this pain doesn't go away."

But his recovery appeared to be progressing as he repeatedly ran short routes and planted during practice Thursday. The move leaves open the possibility Holmes could play in the regular-season opener against Tampa Bay on Sept. 8.

Holmes suffered a Lisfranc injury, which usually involves separation of ligaments and joints in the middle of the foot.


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