Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Bears try to plug gap with Holmes

  • Print

THE Chicago Bears and veteran receiver Santonio Holmes agreed to terms Saturday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. ESPN first reported the news.

The eight-year veteran joins an offence still in search of a productive third receiver following Marquess Wilson's broken right collarbone on Aug. 4.

Holmes, whom the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted 25th overall in 2006, has 5,963 career receiving yards and 36 touchdown receptions.

However, he totaled only two touchdowns and 43 catches during the last two seasons with the New York Jets, as foot and hamstring injuries cost him 17 games.

Holmes suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot in 2012 that required two surgeries. He wasn't as effective in 2013 as he was before the foot problem, and he tore his right hamstring and missed five games.

He has not returned a punt in a game since 2010, and he hasn't returned a kickoff since his rookie season.

The Jets released him in March as part of a salary-cap purge.

Holmes, 30, worked out for the Bears on Aug. 5 in Bourbonnais.

None of the receivers in camp behind Pro Bowlers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery has separated himself in the competition to replace Wilson. Veterans Eric Weems, Josh Morgan and Micheal Spurlock and first-year receiver Josh Bellamy have gotten the most repetitions in practices and games.

-- Chicago Tribune

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 17, 2014 B3

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

City Beautiful trailer: How architecture shaped Winnipeg's DNA

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Aerial view of Portage and Main, The Esplanade Riel, Provencher Bridge over the Red River, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The Forks near the Assiniboine River, October 21st, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) CMHR
  • Water lilys are reflected in the pond at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden Tuesday afternoon. Standup photo. Sept 11,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who has been the biggest disappointment on the Jets to start the season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google