Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Jets receiver Holmes iffy heading toward camp

Jets receiving threat Santonio Holmes may not be cleared for the start of training camp next week and he was cautious Saturday when asked if he will be ready for the season opener against the Bucs.

Holmes, who had foot surgery, said he was day-to-day as Friday's start of camp nears. He is still not running and cutting at full speed, so he could be put on the physically unable to perform list.

The receiver said he hopes "to not have any setbacks by moving too fast. … Definitely have to take our time and I'll be ready to go when the bell rings."

The Jets host the Bucs on Sept. 8, and Holmes could line up against cornerback and former teammate Darrelle Revis.

Sprinter gets worlds invite, so Bucs on hold

Olympic sprinter and Bucs running back/kick returner Jeff Demps has been invited to run on the United States' 4x100-meter relay at next month's world championships in Moscow.

Demps had been awaiting word on the relay invite, knowing it would impact his timeline for potentially rejoining the Bucs. The worlds run through Aug. 18. The 2012 Olympic silver medalist, traded from the Patriots in April, has an understanding with the Bucs that he would see the track season through.

49ers aware of Wright arrest? The 49ers indicated they may have known about cornerback Eric Wright's recent DUI arrest in Los Angeles before dealing a 2014 conditional draft pick to the Bucs for the troubled player. "As an organization, we have done our due diligence and anticipate Eric working hard to contribute to the 49ers," general manager Trent Baalke said in a release. Still, profootballtalk.com reported the 49ers could get out of taking Wright by flunking him on his physical, saying the team release points out that "for the trade to be executed, Wright must pass a physical in the bay area next week."

Dolphins: Defensive end Dion Jordan, Miami's first-round pick (third overall) out of Oregon, signed a multiyear deal and will be in camp today.

Giants: Backup safety Will Hill was suspended four games by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy, Newsday reported. Hill, a former Gator, was suspended four games last year for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy for using Adderall.

Jersey sales: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers had the top-selling NFL jersey from April to the end of June, ESPN reported. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was second and Redskins QB Robert Griffin III third. Among just-drafted rookies, new Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o was most popular.

Times staff writer Stephen F. Holder contributed to this report.

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