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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.
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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.
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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport mentions free agents Santonio Holmes and Miles Austin as names for Browns fans to monitor in the wake of Josh Gordon's suspension.
It's unclear if the Browns have actually reached out to the two veterans, but they're two of the better free agent receivers available. Holmes knows coach Mike Pettine from their days together in New York. He flashed signs of the old Santonio at times last season but may not be worth the distraction. Austin has next to nothing left and can't stay on the field. Gordon's expected ban is 8-16 games.
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Profootballtalk reports free agent Santonio Holmes is expected to wait until after the draft to choose a new team.
It's the first we've heard of Holmes since he was released on the eve of free agency. Holmes' market has been positively frigid, and the fact that he's "waiting" to sign is an indication he expects it to remain so. The fact that there's essentially no interest in a 30-year-old wideout with injury and attitude issues is supremely unsurprising.
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Jets released WR Santonio Holmes.
It was always only a matter of when, not if, Gang Green cut Holmes. He was due a $1 million roster bonus on Thursday. The move creates $8.25 million in cap space, but also leaves behind $2.5 million in dead money. Now on the wrong side of 30, Holmes has grown increasingly injury prone, and proven to be a slow healer. His effort had become a question mark. Holmes has just 43 catches for 728 yards and two touchdowns over his past 15 games. Holmes' name is bigger than his game. He's had one 1,000-yard season in eight years. He's not going to burn up the open market.