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Santonio Holmes not griping despite dip in numbers

Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets.

Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets. Credit: Getty Images

Santonio Holmes may have been unhappy with his Jets teammates earlier in the season. But despite his seemingly reduced role in the offense, the wide receiver has no gripes now that the Jets appear to have left their doldrums behind.

"We're here winning games right now," Holmes told reporters Wednesday. "We're 4-3 right now, and that's pretty much all I can ask for at this point."

Holmes' numbers are down going into Sunday's game (1 p.m. CBS) against the AFC East co-leading Bills (5-2). Through seven games, Holmes has just 22 catches for 311 yards and three TDs.

Holmes was thrown to three times during the pre-bye-week win over San Diego, after which coach Rex Ryan said that the Jets really don't have a No. 1 receiving option. Still, Ryan said he'd "like to see [Holmes] catch a few more balls - there is no doubt."

Understandable, considering Holmes was re-signed in free agency to a five-year, $50 million contract. Plus, his previous track record that includes a blast at the offensive line during their three-game losing streak has spurred rumors that he is decidedly unhappy with his current status.

Holmes is trying not to rock the boat now, however.

"Never heard that one," Holmes said. "Next question."

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