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Santonio Holmes Early X-Ray Comes Back Negative, and Other AFC East News

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets is carted off the field in the second half against the San Francisco 49ers on September 30, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The San Francisco 49ers defeated the New York Jets 34-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Erik FrenzSenior Writer IOctober 1, 2012

The New York Jets cannot catch a break this season; they've been too busy catching tears.

First, cornerback Darrelle Revis tore his ACL, and now, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, wide receiver Santonio Holmes already had an X-ray come back negative on his foot.

Although a source close to Holmes said that an X-ray taken after the game at the stadium came back negative, Holmes is scheduled to have an MRI on the foot Monday. The Jets are now without their best player (cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee) and their top three receivers (Holmes, who is out indefinitely; rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill, whose status for next week is up in the air; and tight end Dustin Keller, who is out for at least another week).

What are the Jets going to do without any talented skill position players? They have no running game, averaging 3.2 yards per carry on the ground. For an offense that was supposed to be predicated on a ground-and-pound mentality, 3.2 yards a pop just isn't going to cut it.

Combine that with the complete lack of healthy pass-catchers, and it genuinely wouldn't matter if the quarterback was Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow—there would be problems either way.

Here is some more news and updates from around the AFC East.

 

New York Jets

Joe Caporoso of TurnOnTheJets.com thinks this is the worst loss suffered by the Jets in the Rex Ryan era.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports writes that the chatter about making the switch at quarterback will begin soon, if it hasn't begun already.

 

Buffalo Bills

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio gives his sideline reactions from Buffalo's 52-28 loss to the Patriots.

Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News points out that the Bills had more than a few key injuries against the Patriots, with five starters going down to injury.

 

Miami Dolphins

Sean Donovan of AFC East Daily writes about the plethora of positives for the Dolphins that got lost in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Andy Kent of MiamiDolphins.com has some game day notes, including wide receiver Brian Hartline's record-setting performance.

 

New England Patriots

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that the vultures were circling the Patriots in the third quarter before the Patriots blew the doors off the game.

According to Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork says the defense never wavered, even in the face of a 21-7 second-half deficit.

 

Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.

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