Things just got a lot tougher for the struggling New York Jets.
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss the rest of this season with an injured left foot, leaving the Jets without their top offensive playmaker. The team announced Wednesday that Holmes will require surgery and was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
The news came just more than a week after star cornerback Darrelle Revis was likely lost for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee – although the Jets haven’t placed him on IR.
But that leaves the Jets (2-2) now without their best players on defense and offense as they try to return to the playoffs this year after missing out last season.
FALCONS: Coach Mike Smith and Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall have made up.
Smith and Hall said Wednesday they got together at the Pro Bowl two seasons ago and made amends for a melee involving the two in a 2009 game between the Falcons and Redskins.
Smith was $15,000 over the incident, and harsh words were exchanged after the game.
They will see each other again when the Redskins play host to the Falcons on Sunday.
CARDINALS: Quarterback John Skelton is listed as questionable for tonight’s game at St. Louis even though he fully participated in the team’s past two practices.
Skelton sprained his right ankle in the season opener against Seattle. Kevin Kolb relieved him and has led the Cardinals to their first 4-0 start in 38 years.
TITANS: Coach Mike Munchak says veteran Matt Hasselbeck will start at quarterback Sunday when Tennessee visits Minnesota.
Munchak says Jake Locker will not dress while his injured left shoulder continues to heal. Locker dislocated his non-throwing shoulder when sacked in last week’s 38-14 loss at Houston.