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Santonio Holmes | WR | Chicago Bears
Posted: 9/2/2014 7:44pm et
Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes will enter the regular season as the team's No. 3 receiver after WR Marquess Wilson (clavicle) landed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list. The playbook will be narrowed down for Holmes to have a better chance to grasp the offense, starting in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Holmes is only rosterable in deeper leagues right now, but things would change in a hurry if something were to happen to Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery.

Posted: 8/20/2014 10:22am et
The Chicago Bears and WR Santonio Holmes reached agreement on a minimum salary benefit contract for Holmes that offers no guaranteed money. Holmes signed with the Bears on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the minimum level for a player of his experience is $855,000.
Huddle Up: Holmes was signed to be the Bears' WR3 following the injury to Marquess Wilson, and he represents a low-risk investment by the team. He's also insurance should one of the Bears' primary targets go down with injury.

Posted: 8/16/2014 11:40am et
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) Saturday, Aug. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Marquess Wilson is out for at least the first month of the season, so the Bears are looking for a No. 3 WR. Holmes will compete for the job with Josh Morgan and Eric Weems. Holmes could be another weapon in the Bears' offense if he's healthy and focused. Right now Holmes doesn't have any fantasy value but he's a player to watch over the final two preseason games.

Posted: 8/6/2014 10:22am et
The Chicago Bears have an interest in free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) with WR Marquess Wilson (clavicle) out indefinitely after surgery to repair a broken clavicle.
Huddle Up: The Browns are also rumored to be interested in Holmes, who still has a little something in the tank and could wind up a fringe fantasy contributor in the right situation.

Posted: 8/5/2014 6:46pm et
The Chicago Bears reportedly worked out free-agent WRs Santonio Holmes (Jets) and Ben Obomanu (Jets). Neither appears to currently be signing, however.
Huddle Up: Neither wideout has been fantasy relevant over the past 2 seasons -- catching a combined 48 passes during that span -- and, in any case, whatever WR the Bears wind up signing will fall far off the fantasy radar unless the pass-catcher attrition continues in camp.

Posted: 6/14/2014 7:17pm et
The representatives for free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) believe Holmes will sign with a team during training camp. Tom Shaw, Holmes' personal trainer, said Holmes has recovered from the hamstring injury he dealt with in 2013 and is training with no restrictions.
Huddle Up: A healthy Holmes could still be a fantasy helper in the right situation, but at this point it will be more on the bye-week replacement level rather than as someone you select on draft day. That could change if he lands on a team prior to training camp, but don't hold your breath.

Posted: 5/20/2014 6:59pm et
Free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) and LB James Harrison (Bengals) both would like to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to CB Ike Taylor.
Huddle Up: Holmes last season with the team which featured a career-high 79 catches for 1,248 yards in 2009, so a reunion would be far from a shocker with the Steelers in need of WR help opposite Antonio Brown.

Posted: 5/13/2014 11:38pm et
The Cleveland Browns could be interested in free-agents Santonio Holmes (Jets) and WR Miles Austin (Cowboys).
Huddle Up: While the Browns aren't giving up on Josh Gordon (see news item above), any length of suspension will leave the squad near-desperately shorthanded at WR, and Holmes and/or Austin could come in and quickly compete for the No. 1 wideout role.

Posted: 4/8/2014 11:25pm et
Free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) is likely to wait until after the NFL Draft to select his next team, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Holmes is coming off 2 injury-addled seasons -- missing a combined 17 games and catching only 43 total passes -- but should be able to catch on somewhere with a 1-year, incentive-laden deal.

Posted: 3/9/2014 11:12pm et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes is due a $1 million roster bonus Wednesday, March 12.
Huddle Up: There continue to be myriad reports that Holmes' 4-year run with the Jets will soon be over, and if that's going to be the case, expect an announcement on his release to come at any time.

Posted: 2/27/2014 10:44pm et
The New York Jets are expected to cut WR Santonio Holmes soon. There has been no talk of a pay cut.
Huddle Up: After 17 missed games and only 43 receptions over the last 2 injury-plagued seasons, it looks as if Holmes' 4-year run in the Big Apple is over. His time as a semi-reliable fantasy WR is done as well.

Posted: 2/17/2014 10:00am et
The New York Jets are likely to cut WR Santonio Holmes, which would save the team $8.25 million for 2014. The Jets are thought to have interest in using that money on Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders or Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin if either is cut by his respective club.
Huddle Up: Holmes' big contract likely prices him out of New York, especially with the Jets still a run-first, defense-oriented squad. They would need to add receivers for Geno Smith to throw to, however; Austin should come relatively cheap, with Sanders a little more pricey. Either would be a welcome addition to the Jets' receiving corps.

Posted: 12/9/2013 12:52am et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was able to play 41 snaps in the Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders, and he posted three catches for 55 yards. Holmes said Sunday, Dec. 8, that he felt fine.
Huddle Up: It was great to have Holmes on the field for much of the game. If Jeremy Kerley hadn't jumped to catch a touchdown pass in front of him, Holmes might have had a great stat line.

Posted: 12/5/2013 1:37pm et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was participating in positional drills in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: If you're counting on Holmes in the fantasy postseason, we don't need to tell you that things are pretty bleak.

Posted: 12/2/2013 10:46pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday, Dec. 2, that the team limited WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) to two snaps in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins to help keep him healthy the rest of the year. 'We thought he was going to play a little more than that,' Ryan said. 'We noticed as the coaches that the burst wasn't quite there. Instead of him possibly having a setback, we were only to play him in what we said was a must situation. We can't afford him to take a step back, lose him for the rest of the year. We need him going forward.'
Huddle Up: 2 snaps, 0 targets, 0 receptions -- it was a worst-case scenario for those fantasy owners who started Holmes in Week 13. Still with the Jets' WR only having had 3 receptions for 83 yards in his 2 games since coming back from his near-2-month absence in Week 11, maybe those fantasy owners were playing with fire to begin with.

Posted: 12/2/2013 10:40am et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) played sparingly in the Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins. He did not have any receptions, and he was not targeted.
Huddle Up: This was likely due to lingering injury for Holmes. He cannot be trusted, it seems.

Posted: 11/22/2013 6:19pm et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 22, but is probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: As long as Holmes plays, he should receive plenty of looks from Geno Smith given the state of the team's pass-catching corps as a whole. Roll with him as needed as a low No. 2 or flex option.

Posted: 11/21/2013 1:36pm et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. Holmes is riding a bike off to the side during practice.
Huddle Up: Maybe something did flare up for Holmes, who was expected to return to practice Thursday. See how the Jets spin it later today, but it might be time to start growing a little wary of the WR's status for Sunday.

Posted: 11/20/2013 10:42pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, but he said he did not aggravate any of his injuries in the Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills. 'No, it wasn't really a setback,' head coach Rex Ryan said. 'It's just that today we thought it was best that he miss practice and heal up a little bit. But it wasn't something that he had a major injury, let's say. So I expect him to practice (Thursday).'
Huddle Up: Holmes is set to start on Sunday against Baltimore. He's a dicey fantasy play but the good news is it's the Jets' week to play well.

Posted: 11/20/2013 2:18pm et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. It is not known if he is getting a day off or if he aggravated his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: What else is new? Hopefully it's just a day off for Holmes, who had a decent day in his first action back from injury. Keep an eye on him this week.

Posted: 11/15/2013 3:09pm et
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: It's looks like Holmes will play for the first time since Week 4, giving rookie QB Geno Smith a veteran boost in his pass-catching corps.

Posted: 11/13/2013 8:57pm et
Although all indications point to WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) will return to play in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills, but he continues to hesitate to declare himself ready. 'At this point it's still day by day. Inching a lot closer to playing and I just have to get the green light from the trainers,' Holmes said. 'I can say 'yeah, I want to play' but the production on the field with practice and through the rehab stuff has to be drastically improved to give me the green light.' Holmes last played Sept. 25 and has 10 catches for 243 yards and a touchdown on the season.
Huddle Up: Holmes had by far his best game of the season the first time these two teams played, catching five passes for 154 yards and a touchdown. However, he's off the fantasy radar right now.

Posted: 11/13/2013 10:53am et
According to sources close to New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring), he has accepted the idea that he will almost certainly be released after this season. If the team kept him around in 2014, he would count $10.75 million against the salary cap. The team is expected to release him before he is due a $1 million roster bonus in March.
Huddle Up: That's a ton of money to pay any receiver, let alone an aging one on a run-first team. Holmes should be a reasonably hot commodity in the free agent market, but he won't approach $10 mil a year.

Posted: 11/11/2013 4:55pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) looked sharp during practice drills Monday, Nov. 11, and appears to be on track to play Week 11 barring a setback.
Huddle Up: Finally, the Jets get some good news on offense. Holmes could have a big impact, both on his team and on yours. Pick him up if you have the room or the need.