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  Panthers | Cats could bring in Santonio Holmes    Wed Aug 19, 09:48 PM

Free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Bears) could be a player to interest the Carolina Panthers, but he hasn't been the same player since suffering a foot injury in 2012 with the New York Jets.

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  Bengals | Three WRs worked out    Thu Jul 30, 02:02 PM

Free-agent WRs David Nelson (Jets), Greg Little (Bengals) and Santonio Holmes (Bears) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, July 30.

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  NFL | Santonio Holmes getting no offers    Sat Mar 21, 02:45 AM

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.'

Footballguys view: Maybe just maybe we'll see Holmes get interest in August when training camp injuries hit. It's more likely that we've seen him play the final plays of his NFL career.

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  Chiefs | Santonio Holmes visits    Sat Nov 15, 05:24 PM

Free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Bears) visited the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Nov. 15.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs could use any and all help available at the wide receiver position. Here we are in Week 11 of the regular season, and the Chiefs are the only team in the league that hasn't thrown a TD to a wide receiver yet this year. Holmes isn't what he used to be, but he could be an upgrade over what the Chiefs have behind Dwayne Bowe.

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  NFL | Santonio Holmes clears waivers    Wed Nov 12, 08:31 PM

Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes cleared waivers Wednesday, Nov. 12, and is now an unrestricted free agent.

Footballguys view: His playing career may be done. We can't imagine teams being hot and heavy to sign the veteran wideout.

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  Bears | Santonio Holmes cut    Tue Nov 11, 04:16 PM

Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes was released Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Footballguys view: This is likely a sign that Marquess Wilson (collarbone) is going to be activated off the IR/Designated to Return list soon. Holmes didn't do much during his brief time with the Bears. His playing days may be over.

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  Bears | Santonio Holmes the third receiver    Tue Sep 2, 05:40 PM

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.

Footballguys view: The Wilson injury caused the Bears to go to the street and sign Holmes. He's not quite the same player he used to be, but Holmes could work well as the third receiver behind Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.

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  Bears | Santonio Holmes making case for spot    Fri Aug 29, 01:46 PM

Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes displayed good burst and explosion on a 32-yard touchdown catch in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, as he tries to make the team's final roster. Holmes also had a 30-yard punt return that showed off his athleticism. 'You see the explosion in him,' head coach Marc Trestman said. 'He caught a short throw, turned and ran, separated from the defense. That's a good sign.' Holmes' catch was his only haul of the game.

Footballguys view: The Bears are looking for a WR3 behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. With second-year pro Marquess Wilson sidelined by a collarbone injury, Holmes could be that guy. We'll see if he's done enough during his limited time with the Bears to make a positive impression.

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  Bears | Santonio Holmes contract details    Wed Aug 20, 05:25 AM

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.

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  Bears | Agree to terms with Santonio Holmes    Sat Aug 16, 10:32 AM

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) Saturday, Aug. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: This signing had to happen after the Bears lost Marquess Wilson to a collarbone injury that will keep him out for several weeks to begin the regular season. Holmes is going to compete for the WR3 spot in Chicago with Josh Morgan. Keep an eye on Holmes the rest of the preseason to see if he's got anything left in the tank.

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  Browns | Interested in Santonio Holmes    Wed Aug 6, 01:54 AM

The Cleveland Browns are interested in free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Jets), according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

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  Bears | Santonio Holmes might be target    Wed Aug 6, 01:53 AM

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.

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  Bears | Work out two receivers    Tue Aug 5, 05:55 PM

The Chicago Bears reportedly worked out free-agent WRs Santonio Holmes (Jets) and Ben Obomanu (Jets). Neither appears to currently be signing, however.

Footballguys view: With Marquess Wilson out (broken right collarbone), the Bears need to find veteran depth and competition at the wide receiver position. At this time, there is not timetable for Wilson's return.

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  NFL | Reps believe Santonio Holmes will sign with a team    Sat Jun 14, 12:34 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Of course they think Holmes will sign with a team. Realistically, there won't be that many teams falling all over themselves to sign Holmes to a cap-friendly contract. He's burned too many bridges during his pro career and has struggled to stay healthy. Perhaps Holmes could be one of those veterans who has to wait until after Week 1 to sign with a team. After Week 1, veteran salaries are not guaranteed for the full year.

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  Steelers | No interest in Santonio Holmes    Wed May 21, 01:20 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not shown any interest in free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) this offseason. The team have added WRs Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey this offseason and also drafted Martavis Bryant.

Footballguys view: The team and Holmes seemed to part on bad terms. Holmes wil likely have to wait for training camp injuries or other conditions that will make a team more desperate to take the risk of bringing his volatile personality into their locker room.

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  Steelers | Two want to rejoin team    Tue May 20, 03:14 PM

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.

Footballguys view: We could see Harrison returning for a last hurrah with the Steelers, but Holmes' return would be a bit surprising. The Steelers already have Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant as their second and third receivers behind Antonio Brown. The team signed Lance Moore in free agency too.

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  Browns | Could be interested in two WRs    Tue May 13, 08:15 AM

The Cleveland Browns could be interested in free-agent WR Miles Austin (Cowboys) and WR Santonio Holmes (Jets).

Footballguys view: The Browns need all the help they can get. With Josh Gordon likely suspended for a year, the team doesn't have many weapons in the passing game. They'll be interested in any and all wide receivers available on the market.

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  NFL | Santonio Holmes ready to wait    Tue Apr 8, 08:01 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Holmes isn't the same player he used to be. Injuries have certainly set him back in recent years. If healthy, Holmes could contribute as at least a WR3 team for a needy team out there.

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  Steelers | Santonio Holmes not an option    Thu Mar 27, 08:23 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not interested in signing free-agent WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) this offseason.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Holmes already burnt his bridges in Pittsburgh. The veteran receiver may have to wait until summer before getting a phone call to join a new team.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes released    Mon Mar 10, 03:09 PM

The New York Jets officially released WR Santonio Holmes Monday, March 10.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. It was only a matter of time before the Jets parted ways with Holmes and his $10.7 million cap number. This move creates over $8 million in cap space for the Jets, even though it also comes with $2.5 million in dead money. With durability and motivation questions surrounding his game, we're not expecting a hot market for Holmes.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes could receive roster bonus soon    Sun Mar 9, 03:07 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes is due a $1 million roster bonus Wednesday, March 12.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes likely to be cut soon    Thu Feb 27, 01:39 PM

The New York Jets are expected to cut WR Santonio Holmes soon. There has been no talk of a pay cut.

Footballguys view: The Jets-Holmes marriage has been on the rocks for some time and the day he gets cut will come as a surprise to nobody. He could land somewhere and turn his fortunes around but he joins a somewhat crowded free agency market and the class of incoming rookies is very good and likely to be cheaper.

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  Jets | Looking at Emmanuel Sanders, Miles Austin    Mon Feb 17, 02:11 AM

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.

Footballguys view: Sanders would cost more, but he has more left in the tank. Austin has been held back by injuries over the last couple of years. If he signs with a new team, it will likely be a one-year "prove it" deal.

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  Jets | In position to free up plenty of cap space    Sun Feb 9, 03:25 PM

The New York Jets could find themselves more than $40 million under the salary cap, if they release QB Mark Sanchez, WR Santonio Holmes and CB Antonio Cromartie, as expected. Letting Cromartie go would free up $9.5 million of cap space, releasing Holmes would free up $8.25 million and getting rid of Sanchez would give the team $8.3 million if he is not designated as a 'June 1' cut. Sanchez's $2 million roster bonus is not due until March 25.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes likely to be a salary cap cut    Wed Feb 5, 03:18 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes is almost certain to be a salary cap cut this off season, in the opinion of Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

Footballguys view: Even Holmes himself believes that he'll be a salary cap casualty. When healthy, Holmes can still be an effective weapon in the NFL. We'll see what kind of interest he will draw on the open market.

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  Jets | Three likely to be let go    Wed Jan 22, 01:10 PM

The New York Jets likely will release QB Mark Sanchez, WR Santonio Holmes and CB Antonio Cromartie this offseason in order to create $26.1 million in salary cap space.

Footballguys view: All three (and all of Jets fans) are likely expecting this.

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  Jets | Three could be released before getting roster bonus    Sun Dec 29, 11:24 AM

The New York Jets may release QB Mark Sanchez, WR Santonio Holmes and CB Antonio Cromartie before they have to pay them their roster bonuses. Sanchez is scheduled to receive a $2 million roster bonus this offseason. Holmes is scheduled to get a $1 million bonus while Cromartie is scheduled to receive a $5 million bonus.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes probable    Fri Dec 27, 05:35 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Holmes may be playing his final game for the Jets this week. He'd like to return to the team, but there may be a whole new coaching staff in place by the time next year rolls around. We can't imagine the free agent market being that hot for an older, injury-prone wide receiver with attitude questions.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited    Thu Dec 26, 06:10 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

Footballguys view: This could be his last game as a member of the Jets. His season started out strong, but was quickly stunted by several injuries. The free agent market may not be that hot for an aging, injury-prone wide receiver with attitude concerns.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited in practice    Wed Dec 25, 03:17 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.

Footballguys view: Holmes will be limited most of the week. He should be okay to play in Week 17.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes probable for Week 16    Fri Dec 20, 03:31 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is probable for Week 16.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited    Thu Dec 19, 06:09 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

Footballguys view: Holmes isn't worth a spot on your roster much less the starting lineup.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited    Wed Dec 18, 04:38 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: Santonio Holmes has been useless to both the Jets and fantasy owners this year. Both you and the Jets are better off cutting him and not requesting his services going forward.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes willing to take pay cut    Wed Dec 18, 03:25 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes said he'd be willing to take a pay cut to remain with the team.

Footballguys view: If he promises a cut in attitude (and drops) maybe he has a shot.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes probable    Fri Dec 13, 03:57 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 13, and is probable for Week 15.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited    Thu Dec 12, 05:47 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

Footballguys view: The only player even remotely productive in the Jets wide receiving corps is Jeremy Kerley. Holmes, even healthy, is not worth a lineup spot.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited in practice    Wed Dec 11, 04:26 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Footballguys view: Holmes is likely to be limited every Wednesday for the rest of the year. We consider him a low-end WR5/flex play in Week 15.

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  Jets | Extended play for Santonio Holmes    Sun Dec 8, 11:33 PM

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.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes probable    Fri Dec 6, 05:02 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Holmes played three snaps last week, so the massive risk of his catching passes from Geno Smith is compounded by having no faith that he'll last the game. He shouldn't be rostered.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes to play more    Thu Dec 5, 07:20 PM

The New York Jets expect WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) to be more involved in the offense in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders as he nears full health. However, head coach Rex Ryan said Holmes still isn't ready for a full workload. 'It doesn't look like he's hobbled at all,' Ryan said. 'He looks good and explosive.'

Footballguys view: That's great if they have someone else to throw to him. Of course, Holmes has had his own self-imposed issues. You can't have any receiver from the New York Jets anywhere near your starting lineup right now.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited in practice    Thu Dec 5, 02:07 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

Footballguys view: We don't want to rely on any piece of the Jets passing game. The offense is spiraling down in recent weeks, and quarterback Geno Smith may get benched again.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes practicing    Thu Dec 5, 12:20 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was participating in positional drills in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

Footballguys view: For what it's worth. Holmes hasn't had any impact even when he's on the field, partly because of his own issues, but mostly because Geno Smith is a mess. If you still have him on your roster, keep him on the bench.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited     Wed Dec 4, 03:43 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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  Jets | Limited Santonio Holmes for preservation    Mon Dec 2, 08:53 PM

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.'

Footballguys view: It's the smart move for the Jets. Holmes has looked good when near full strength. The team needs to do whatever it takes to ensure that he stays that way.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes plays sparingly    Sun Dec 1, 06:06 PM

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.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes active    Sun Dec 1, 12:01 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 13 game.

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  Jets | Several to be game-time decisions    Fri Nov 29, 06:52 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said CB Antonio Cromartie (hip) will be a game-time decision in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins after he aggravated his right hip in Week 12. Cromartie said his hip is bothering him more this year than it has since 2008 when he fractured the same hip. He ran during position drills Friday, Nov. 29, and rode a stationary bike. Also to be game-time decisions will be WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee) and WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring). Holmes' right hamstring has been acting up this week, and Ryan said he is concerned for Holmes.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes questionable    Fri Nov 29, 04:20 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is questionable for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to look elsewhere for wide receiver help. Geno Smith may be replaced by Matt Simms if he doesn't start playing better. Avoid the Jets offense if you can.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes does not practice    Thu Nov 28, 02:30 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should make different plans this week. The Jets' passing game is struggling and we may see a quarterback change if Geno Smith doesn't start playing better.

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  Jets | Santonio Holmes limited    Wed Nov 27, 06:40 PM

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Footballguys view: Holmes is likely to be limited most of the time in the middle of the week. With Geno Smith struggling we can only recommend Holmes as a low end WR4/flex play in Week 13.

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