It became apparent around mid-week that Holmes, who missed the entire preseason, would be ready for the first game. Early in training camp, there were doomsday reports about Holmes, with some speculation he could miss a month or two. The question is, how much will he play? Holmes, restricted to limited practice time, probably will be spotted throughout the game. Look for him in third-down situations.
In a mild surprise, DT Kenrick Ellis (back) is active. Ellis missed the last three preseason games and, even though he practiced on a limited basis, there was some question about his availability.
By deactivating Ijalana, Campbell and Aboushi, the Jets are dressing only seven offensive linemen. The backups are rookie G Brian Winters and C Caleb Schlauderaff. If they need a replacement at tackle, starting LG Vladimir Ducasse could move out to tackle.