Friday, August 27, 2004

Pressure on Kenny Holmes for Friday Nights Game


Unable to develop a pass-rusher opposite Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the Green Bay Packers signed former New York Giants defensive end Kenny Holmes on Wednesday.

Holmes participated in practice after arriving about an hour into the workout.
Coach Mike Sherman said he hopes to have the 6-foot-4, 260-pound veteran play 10-12 snaps in third-down situations Friday night at Jacksonville.

``Not having been in camp, obviously I'm not going to stress him too much,'' Sherman said.

Holmes, who signed a one-year deal worth $660,000 and a $25,000 signing bonus, visited the Packers last week for the second time to have his surgically repaired right knee inspected.

A 1997 first-round pick by Tennessee out of the University of Miami, Holmes has 38 career sacks, including five in nine games last year with the Giants before undergoing season-ending knee surgery on Nov. 15.

``My knee feels great. I've been running around here for the last five or six months on it, and I haven't had any troubles with it,'' Holmes said.

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