Holmes is sore ... his legs, that is

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- WR Santonio Holmes missed practice Thursday with what he described as general soreness, refusing to say when he plans to return.

"As soon as the trainers say I can get back on the field, that's when I'll be back on the field," Holmes said during his once-a-week session with reporters -- which lasted all of four minutes.

Holmes said he's experiencing "tightness" and "soreness," but he wouldn't give any specific body parts. In minicamp, he sat out with a well-documented hamstring injury.

This latest injury isn't serious, but the team will be cautious and could keep him out of Saturday night's intrasquad scrimmage.

Holmes said it's taking him "a few days to get adjusted to camp, wearing shoulder pads, getting back into football shape." Sounds like someone who didn't come to camp in top shape.

Rex Ryan has expressed frustration with his receiving corps, attributing the rash of soft-tissue injuries to players being in less-than-stellar condition. The Jets went out of their way to say he wasn't referring to Holmes.

Speaking of receivers, the Jets added two bodies to the mix, signing Wes Kemp and Chris Forcier. They also signed a safety, Marcus Lott.