It is no secret NFL teams don't want to show their hand too early to give opponents information before absolutely necessary. So when players respond to the media they are often coy in their responses.
When the New York media asked Santonio Holmes about his injury he stated:
"At this point, I think the bye week is coming at a great time," Holmes said. "It will give me five, maybe six weeks to get healthy and I should be ready to roll."
So when the media followed up with the question about being out for the Bengals game Holmes angrily says:
"I didn't say that, Don't put words in my mouth."
Holmes has not been practicing so it is safe to assume he will miss the game. One less weapon for Geno Smith to try and use against the Bengals.