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Jets Receiver Holmes Held Out of Practices After Foot Surgeries

July 24 (Bloomberg) -- New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be held out of practice when it begins in two days as he recovers from a pair of offseason surgeries to fix a torn ligament in his left foot.

Holmes, 29, has been placed on the preseason physically unable to perform list, the National Football League team said today on its Twitter account, meaning he may participate in team meetings, but cannot practice. Jets training camp for all players begins tomorrow in Cortland, New York, with the first practice set for July 26.

Holmes missed the final 12 games of the 2012 season after being diagnosed with an injury in the arch of his left foot. He had surgeries in October and February, according to the New York Post.

NFL teams can place players on the preseason physically unable to perform list, or PUP list, if they are recovering from a football-related injury that prevents them from practicing. The preseason PUP list has no bearing on Holmes’s ability to start the regular season, as players can be removed at any time during training camp.

A first-round draft pick out of Ohio State University, Holmes has 123 receptions for 1,672 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons with the Jets. He was named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player following the 2008 season when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

-- Editor: Michael Sillup

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