Santonio Holmes Early X-Ray Comes Back Negative, and Other AFC East News
The New York Jets cannot catch a break this season; they've been too busy catching tears.
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.
Here is some more news and updates from around the AFC East.
New York Jets
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports writes that the chatter about making the switch at quarterback will begin soon, if it hasn't begun already.
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.
Andy Kent of MiamiDolphins.com has some game day notes, including wide receiver Brian Hartline's record-setting performance.
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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