New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss multiple games because his hamstring injury is worse than initially thought according to a league source. The Jets haven't revealed a prognosis but the fear is that he could miss up to a month. Stephen Hill (concussion) also is expected to sit out next Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons meaning the Jets will be down their starting wideouts. As a result the Jets will sign veteran free agent David Nelson a league source confirmed. The Jets will go into Atlanta with Jeremy Kerley and Clyde Gates as their top wideouts with rookie Ryan Spadola in reserve. Veteran Ben Obomanu who played 40 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans was released Tuesday opening a roster spot for Nelson. Obomanu whose role increased because of the first-quarter injury to Hill hurt his standing with three penalties (one declined). Nelson cut Aug. 31 by the Cleveland Browns worked out for the Jets last week before the injuries hit. He played with the Buffalo Bills from 2010 to 2012 compiling 94 catches 1042 yards and eight touchdowns. Holmes played in the first four games after making it back from a severe LisFranc foot injury that required two surgeries. In fact Monday was the one-year anniversary of the injury. The Jets are concerned about Holmes because of the way the injury occurred. He was eight yards into a pass route away from the action when he went down suddenly clutching his right hamstring.
Holmes out weeks; Jets to add WR
ESPN New York | Oct 2