Santonio Holmes, who missed two straight practices before Sunday, might have done more jogging for trainers on the field than he did running in the game.

The New York Jets' medical staff cleared the wide receiver and he was active, but took part in just three first-half plays before appearing to sit out the rest of the 23-3 loss to the Dolphins.

“It was coach’s decision,” Holmes said. “(I had) limited plays coming off an injury. We wanted to monitor that and make sure everything is OK for the rest of the season.”

Holmes is the Jets' highest-paid offensive skill player currently on the active roster, but he hasn’t been playing like it. After surgeries to repair a season-ending Lisfranc injury last year, Holmes missed five games this season and hasn’t been that productive during the past two, despite being technically active.

Coach Rex Ryan said the hamstring has bothered Holmes more than the foot at this point, and hasn’t said there was a setback in his rehab. Holmes, for his part, responds that he feels good whether he is inactive, practicing or able to play.