FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (WFAN) - Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who missed the first two weeks of the team’s OTAs because he was visiting American troops in Germany, pulled himself out of practice on Thursday, according to CBSSports.com.
The 28-year-old, who said that he was glad to be back on the field with his teammates, reportedly admitted that he has some catching up to do before he’s ready to compete at the highest level.
Holmes went as far as to ask the coaches to scale back his practice reps, CBSSports confirmed, taking part in 20 as opposed to the scheduled 32.
Following the two-hour workout, the Florida alum limped off the field and tossed his helmet in what appeared to be an expression of frustration, ESPN confirmed.
“I was talking to the coach, letting him understand that it was too many reps today,” Holmes told reporters. “I’ve been gone for a while, so I can’t be at full-tempo like the rest of the guys, and where they want us to be at.”
In a season marred by controversy, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP caught 51 balls for 654 yards and scored eight touchdowns in 2011.
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