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Holmes caught two balls for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Heading into Sunday's game, Holmes looked as though he would have a chance at starting with Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) both beat up, but both ended up resuming their regular roles and saw mostly full workloads. Holmes was once again just left with picking up the scraps as the No. 3 receiver, muting most of his fantasy impact. Assuming Marshall and Jeffery remain healthy, Holmes' role in the offense doesn't figure to change.
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If Brandon Marshall (ankle) or Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) miss Sunday's game against San Francisco, Holmes would likely step in as a starter.
Holmes was an unwanted free agent for most of the offseason, but that had little to do with his talent level. Holmes can probably produce if he gets a big enough opportunity, so he's a player to watch if one of the star Chicago wideouts sit Sunday. Owners of Marshall and Jeffery in particular will want Holmes on speed dial.
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Holmes caught three passes and gained 21 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills.
It wasn't completely clear that Holmes had earned the Bears' No. 3 receiving role after an abbreviated training camp, but the distributions of targets in Sunday's game seemed to verify as much, as Holmes saw five looks to Josh Morgan's three. Even so, a clear hierarchy exists among the Bears' receiving corps as all of Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte doubled up Holmes in targets, and Alshon Jeffery likely would have as well had he not left early with a hamstring injury. For now, Holmes will have to settle for the scraps in the receiving game, while also serving as the punt returner for the Bears.
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Holmes hauled in a 32-yard touchdown pass in Thursday's preseason finale against the Browns.
The touchdown demonstrated that Holmes still has something to offer as a vertical threat, eluding first-round pick Justin Gilbert on the scoring route. In addition, Holmes was surprisingly used as a punt returner, providing a 30-yard run back in the second quarter. Holmes' extensive experience as a receiver and ability to contribute on special teams probably locks him in as the Bears' No. 4 wideout entering the regular season, and it might not be long before he pushes Josh Morgan for No. 3 duties.
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Holmes caught one pass for seven yards on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks.
Holmes, who was signed last week, saw both of his targets in the third quarter while working with the second-team offense. Josh Morgan served as the No. 3 wideout with the first team, catching three passes for 48 yards on five targets. Holmes will likely play again next week, and he appears to have some catching up to do.
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Holmes has agreed to terms on a contract with the Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The Bears brought Holmes in for a workout last week, and after mulling it over for a while, the team has decided he's worth the risk. Holmes, now 30, hauled in just 23-of-59 targets for 456 yards and one score in 11 games with the Jets last season, but his experience alone may give him the edge over Eric Weems and Josh Morgan in the competition for looks out of the slot. Marquees Wilson (collarbone) is out indefinitely.
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Holmes worked out for the Bears on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
There hasn't been any talk surrounding Holmes since the Jets released him in March, but the Bears have a need for wide receiver depth in light of No. 3 WR Marquess Wilson's broken collarbone. The Bears appear to have no plan to sign Holmes at this particular time, however, according to Schefter.
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ESPN's John Clayton believes free agent Santonio Holmes will have to wait for an injury in training camp to get signed.
Holmes is just 30 years old and says he's healthy, but has garnered zero known interest since the Jets released him in early March. It speaks volumes about both his on-field decline and detrimental attitude in the locker room. During four seasons with the Jets, Holmes totaled 2,128 yards.
Santonio Holmes WR CHI 3 Months2 Comments
Free agent WR Santino Holmes is still hopeful he will find a team during training camp.
The 30-year-old Holmes has heard nary a whisper of interest since he was released by the Jets in March. Holmes has struggled with injuries the last two seasons, only playing 15 games and recording 43 catches over that span. He insists he is healthy now and ready to contribute. Even if he finds a home Holmes will be well off the fantasy radar this season.
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ESPN's Scott Brown reports the Steelers haven't shown "any interest" in a reunion with free agent Santonio Holmes.
Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Steelers CB Ike Taylor said both Holmes and free agent James Harrison are interested in returning to the Steel City, but the feeling isn't mutual. Now on the wrong side of 30 and coming off a star-crossed tenure with the Jets, Holmes has been greeted by crickets on the open market.