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Santonio Holmes | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Ohio State
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Santonio Holmes had two catches for 20 yards in Week 2 against the 49ers.
Even with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery playing injured, Holmes was a non-factor. Holmes remains well off the fantasy radar. Sep 15 - 2:05 AM

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Santonio Holmes is the only Bears receiver assured of playing in Week 2.

Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are questionable after barely practicing this week, while Josh Morgan is doubtful after suffering a late-week setback with his groin injury. Holmes saw five targets on Opening Day against the Bills. He's someone to consider as a FanDuel punt play in tournaments.
Sep 12 - 3:01 PM

Santonio Holmes caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss to Buffalo.

He was targeted five times by Jay Cutler. Holmes took on an expanded role after Alshon Jeffery went down with a hamstring injury in the second half. He's locked in as the Bears' No. 3 receiver, but remains off the fantasy radar. Jeffery is expected to be fine for Week 2.
Sep 7 - 6:11 PM

Profootballtalk.com reports the Bears are "very pleased" with Santonio Holmes and expect him to "have a real role" in Marc Trestman's offense.

Holmes appears ticketed for a committee at third receiver, sharing time with superior blocker Josh Morgan. Holmes finished August with a bang, reeling in a 32-yard touchdown in Thursday night's preseason finale. He's someone to monitor in deep leagues, but is merely a WR5/6 for fantasy purposes.
Aug 29 - 1:49 PM

Santonio Holmes caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night at Seattle.

Josh Morgan opened the game as Chicago's No. 3 receiver, but Holmes mixed in with the first-team offense in the second quarter. He primarily ran with the twos, however, and made his first catch in a Bears uniform on a third-quarter slant for a gain of seven. Holmes is unlikely to make much fantasy noise in Chicago, but he definitely has a chance to help the Bears on the field.
Aug 23 - 12:40 AM

Bears coach Marc Trestman isn't worried about new WR Santonio Holmes' attitude.

"We spent time with him," Trestman said Monday. "I mean, people change. ... You’re out for a while, you get a good, hard look at where you are not only in your work life, as well as other aspects of your life." Holmes' sometimes toxic personality is a big part of the reason he languished on the open market until mid-August. Provided he can avoid making waves, he's the huge favorite to begin the season as the Bears' No. 3 receiver. He's "competing" with Josh Morgan.
Aug 18 - 4:46 PM

Bears signed WR Santonio Holmes.

Chicago worked out Holmes last week. With Marquess Wilson on the shelf for at least the first several weeks of the season, Holmes will compete with Josh Morgan and Eric Weems for the Bears' No. 3 receiver job. If he has anything left in the tank, he should win the competition going away. Holmes is not yet on the redraft radar, but he is a name to watch in the Bears' final two preseason games.
Aug 16 - 10:37 AM

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer is hearing that the Browns are not interested in free agent WR Santonio Holmes.

Wideout-needy teams are kicking Holmes' tires, but no one is biting. It speaks volumes about the deterioration of his on-field play and reputation as a cancer in the locker room. Holmes' NFL career is in limbo at just 30 years old.
Aug 6 - 8:58 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Santonio Holmes has drawn interest from the Browns.

That's in addition to the Bears, who worked Holmes out on Tuesday. It's not surprising, as the Browns' receiver corps is perhaps the thinnest in the league. The apparent newfound interest in Holmes comes after he spent nearly five months on the street without so much as drawing a visit. Holmes' attitude has caught up with him, though he's trending toward having a Week 1 roster spot.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 5 - 10:10 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears worked out free agent WRs Santonio Holmes and Ben Obomanu.

The Bears do not plan to sign either at this point. This is the first hint of any interest in Holmes this offseason. Holmes insists he is healthy and ready to contribute, but his on-field performance is no longer good enough to justify his divisive locker room presence.
Aug 5 - 6:04 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 14 - 9:07 AM

Free agent WR Santino Holmes is still hopeful he will find a team during training camp.

30-year-old Holmes has heard nary a whisper 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. He insists he is healthy now and ready to contribute. Holmes has become tough to hold, even in Dynasty leagues.
Jun 14 - 10:33 AM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
May 20 - 5:49 PM

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 either, 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.
May 12 - 8:36 PM

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. We're not surprised that there's essentially no interest in a 30-year-old wideout with injury and attitude issues.
Apr 8 - 7:53 PM

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QB1Jay Cutler
2Jimmy Clausen
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2Ka'Deem Carey
3Senorise Perry
GLB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
FB1Tony Fiammetta
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Santonio Holmes
3Josh Bellamy
WR21Alshon Jeffery
2Josh Morgan
3Rashad Ross
4Marquess Wilson
WR31Santonio Holmes
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Dante Rosario
K1Robbie Gould