Santonio Holmes | WR
Posted: 3/21/2015 10:45am et
Free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Bears) has received no offers in the offseason and he wonders why he is out of a job. "It baffles me a little to know that I'm not a part of any organization," Holmes said. "It is a gift and a curse at the same time. And I say that because (of) the gift of playing and the opportunity to be a figure in the National Football League."
Huddle Up: While Holmes probably has as much game as at least a handful of receivers currently on NFL rosters, he's definitely on the downslope of his career--plus he requires a veteran salary, has been injury-prone of late, and hasn't exactly been known as a locker room leader throughout his career. So it's not that baffling that NFL teams are looking for another similarly talented yet younger, cheaper, and more locker-room friendly option.
Posted: 11/11/2014 5:49pm et
Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes was released Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: Holmes' stay in the Windy City amounted to 8 catches for 67 yards, and now he's back on the market for the next team needing WR depth.
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.