FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For the first time since Week 4, the Jets likely will have Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley available on Sunday.
Both receivers have been nursing injuries for several weeks, but Rex Ryan said Holmes looked good in practice (though he was limited Thursday) and Kerley looked "outstanding.'' Said Ryan: "With a healthy Holmes, Kerley and [tight end Kellen] Winslow Jr., I think that's a big help for us.''
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Holmes, who missed Games 5 through 9 with a hamstring injury, played only two snaps last week. Kerley hasn't played since he dislocated his left elbow against the Saints on Nov. 3.
Cro supports Winston
With just a towel around his waist and his right arm extended in the air, Antonio Cromartie yelled: "Jameis Winston is free!'' The outburst from the Florida State product came shortly after news broke that rape charges will not be filed against Winston, the Seminoles' quarterback. Cromartie, who is one of three Jets players allowed to speak only once a week to the media, according to NFL policy, also raised eyebrows when he said he'd rather be fined for not adhering to that policy. "Report me to the NFL. It's nothing but $5,000,'' he told reporters.
Jet streamsDespite being benched for a third time last week, cornerback Dee Milliner will start against Oakland, defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said . . . Though he's practiced fully, Geno Smith (right wrist) is a new addition to the injury report . . . Even though the Jets' offense is ranked 31st in the NFL, Ryan said "Marty [Mornhinweg] has done a great job.'' . . . Mornhinweg wants Smith to play more "natural'' and rely on his instincts more, as he did earlier in the season.. . How much does Ryan hate using two deep safeties? "A lot,'' he said with a smile . . . Winslow's reaction to Ryan's statement that he needs to "clean up'' his comments about the team? "That's old . . . that's not positive. Let's move on from that. We're worried about the Raiders,'' he said . . . Former Jets QB Chad Pennington will lead Sunday's Player Walk into MetLife Stadium.