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Santonio Holmes not too chatty about hamstring injury, Steelers

Santonio Holmes looks on before a preseason game

Santonio Holmes looks on before a preseason game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 17, 2013) Credit: Lee S. Weissman

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - This time Santonio Holmes was a man of few words.

In his first interview since his comments last week about not being able to throw and catch the football single-handedly, the Jets wide receiver mostly offered curt responses to the media Thursday.

Holmes said he's taking his hamstring injury "one day at a time" but couldn't guess when he'll return to action. He was inactive for Monday night's win over the Falcons.

Asked if he's been able to do more in practice this week compared to last, Holmes replied: "I haven't dressed this week or last week."

Holmes also gave the same two-word response when asked about the 0-4 start of his former team, the Steelers, and the blowback after his "I can't throw it to myself and catch it" remark last week. "No comment," he said.

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Asked if the decision to play Mark Sanchez in the preseason game against the Giants was his decision, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said: "I'm not getting into that. Let's move on." . . . What was Rex Ryan's mind-set as Nick Folk lined up for what became the winning field-goal try against the Falcons? "I'm a think-positive guy," he said with a laugh, "but I'm going up and down to everybody, 'If you have a direct line [to God], start praying.' " . . . CB Dee Milliner (hamstring) participated in individual drills but did not do any team-drill work. TE Kellen Winslow (knee) also did not practice. Mornhinweg said Winslow's knee "wasn't quite right" last week because of swelling, but "then a day or two later he did say, of course he's going to be ready for Monday night."

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