Santonio Holmes' return to the practice field may not be that far away.

"Hopefully we're getting close" GM John Idzik said Monday morning in an interview on WFAN radio.

This was by far the most optimistic comment on a possible return from any member of the Jets' organization which has been guarded in his comments on Holmes' rehab. Idzik confirmed what was apparent to anyone who watched the pre-game warmups Saturday night at MetLife Stadium. Holmes is running at full speed and cutting showing "functional movement" as Idzik described it. Holmes also is running on grass according to Idzik.