The Monday Afternoon Quarterback

A quick update on the team's injury situation, roster moves and vibe following Rex Ryan's Monday afternoon press conference - a victory Monday for the Jets!

The Monday Morning Quarterback

Florham Park, NJ – The Jets enjoyed a light day on Monday and it will be an off day on Tuesday following their 38-14 romp in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. In the win, the Jets had almost double the total offense of the Bills and more than doubled their hosts in time of possession.

The skinny with Rex: Head coach Rex Ryan provided some injury updates on Monday afternoon at his press conference. Shaun Ellis is set for a MRI today following an injury picked up in Buffalo. "We don't anticipate any ligament damage," Ryan said. The Jets head coach did not comment on the severity of the injury.

Many happy returns: Ryan was also optimistic that Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and Calvin Pace (ankle) would be set for Monday night against Minnesota. "Hopefully, we'll see them play," Ryan said.

Holmes set to run: The Jets offense, already soaring high, will add Santonio Holmes this week following his league-mandated four game suspension. The speedy wide receiver adds another dynamic to an already impressive offense. Holmes, who has been unable to practice with the team during his suspension, has attended meetings with the offense and has been working out at the team's facility.

The return of Revis and Pace this week from injury and now Holmes from suspension means that the Jets are almost full strength heading into week five. "This is the team we envisioned trotting out there every week," Ryan said.

Bills Get Buffaloed : Key to the Buffalo win was the Jets limiting the Bills to 0-10 on third down conversion attempts. Ryan said that he thinks the Jets should lead the league in third down efficiency.

More On Holmes: Ryan is excited about unleashing Holmes and the new look offense on the rest of the league. In particular, the Jets head coach feels that the addition of Holmes will help quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has thrown eight touchdowns passes over the past three games.

In a way, Sanchez's job is made easier with all the talent he now has at his receiving disposal.

"You just play what's called and throw it to the open guy," Ryan said.

Roster moves: As reported first by, the Jets re-signed defensive tackle Howard Green on Monday morning, having waived the player last week to make room on the roster for Trevor Pryce.

The signing of Green and the addition of Holmes off suspension means that the Jets needed to cut two players, waiving David Clowney and Patrick Turner.

The heart of the matter: Though he was severely limited by the Jets defense this past January in the playoffs, LaDainian Tomlinson was still pursued by the team this off-season. Tomlinson said he was a bit surprised that Ryan and the Jets would want him, given his performance in last season's playoff loss by San Diego.

"I guess I was a bit surprised you know, but at the same time I think Rex can see things nobody else can see. I think he looks at the heart of a man sometimes," Tomlinson said. "I'm a guy who has been through a lot, battle tested and still willing to prove something, and also I'm pretty sure Brian Schottenheimer, who I worked with in San Diego, had something to say about it."

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