Wednesday's Practice Report

A quick update on the return to health of two key players and the debut of Santonio Holmes on the practice field.

Florham Park, NJ – The Jets returned to the practice field for the first time on Wednesday since their 38-14 win over Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. For the first time in several weeks, the stationary bikes in the corner of the practice field were empty, a sign of the returning health of several players on the team.

Pace, Revis Return – Calvin Pace and Darrelle Revis took a big step forward on Wednesday, putting on pads for the first time in several weeks and going through drills with the team. Pace has been out since suffering an ankle injury in week three of preseason and Revis has been limited due to a hamstring injury picked up two weeks ago in the win over New England.

Earlier this week, head coach Rex Ryan sounded optimistic that both will return to the field very soon.

"Hopefully we'll get to see them play Monday night," Ryan said.

Revis said that practice on Wednesday morning went well and that he felt no pain at all in the hamstring following the morning session.

"I feel good today, I don't know the percentage," Revis said. "I didn't pull-up [at all] – I felt good."

He's Holmes – The Jets got a big addition to an already high-flying offense with the return of Santonio Holmes from league-mandated suspension. Wednesday morning was the first time that Holmes was allowed to take the field since pre-season when he played in all four exhibition games. The former Pittsburgh wide receiver has been allowed to work out at the team's facility but hasn't been able to train or put on pads.

Holmes said he was working from "nine o'clock to midnight every day" to stay in football shape.

The wide receiver was the last player on the practice field on Wednesday, arriving midway through the team's stretching session. He took some snaps with the first team during passing drills, opposite Braylon Edwards at wide receiver.

Shaun Ellis Update – A team source told that injured defensive end Shaun Ellis will play on Monday night against the Vikings.

"It's a fact that Shaun will play this next game," the source told

Brett vs. Mark – Amid the return of Pace and Revis from injury and Holmes from suspension, another story swirling around the Jets this week is the return of Brett Favre to the Meadowlands. Favre was the Jets quarterback in 2008 for a 9-7 season that just came short of the playoffs.

Center Nick Mangold was given Favre's stat line this year – two touchdowns and six interceptions – and then asked who is playing better right now between Favre and Sanchez?

"By the numbers, I think Favre would be doing better," Mangold said.

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