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Andre Holmes | Wide Receiver

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Hillsdale
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Matt Schaub believes WR Andre Holmes is "a guy that can stretch the field for us."
Holmes, 26, is someone to monitor. He stands 6-foot-4, 210 with 4.45-4.51 speed and averaged 17.2 yards on 25 receptions last season. "He’s a long strider, a big guy who can stretch the field vertically and go up and get the football," described Schaub. With James Jones nursing injuries, Holmes ran with Oakland's first-team offense during OTAs, lining up across from Rod Streater. He looks to have passed Denarius Moore on the depth chart. Jun 26 - 5:11 PM

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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Andre Holmes "seems to be" passing Denarius Moore as the Raiders' No. 3 receiver.

James Jones and Rod Streater are 1 and 2. Holmes came on strong in the latter half of last season, wrapping up his second NFL campaign with 25 catches for 431 yards (17.2 YPR) and one touchdown. He was Oakland's best receiver over the final month. Moore is entering the final year of his rookie deal. The coaching staff has tired of his inconsistency. We wouldn't be surprised if Moore was traded this summer. Holmes, 26 years old and 6-foot-4, 210, is a deep re-draft sleeper and savvy Dynasty league hold.
Jun 13 - 9:53 AM

Andre Holmes had three catches for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Broncos.

He was targeted eight times in the passing game. Holmes had been the Raiders' best receiver over the last four weeks, but took a step back with Terrelle Pryor at quarterback. He finishes his second NFL season with 25 catches, 431 yards, and one touchdown. Holmes will be back at a $645,000 salary in 2014.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Andre Holmes had five catches for 71 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Chargers.

Holmes led the Raiders in receiving and made some athletic catches again this week. He rotated with Denarius Moore in two-wide sets and finished with a team-high eight targets. Holmes dropped an easy touchdown in the end-zone late in the second quarter, but he was clearly Oakland's best receiver. He'll finish the season with a matchup against the Broncos in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:34:00 PM

Andre Holmes caught four passes for 58 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Chiefs.

Holmes continues to open eyes with freakish plays on a weekly basis. This time, it was an insane one-handed catch that went for 28 yards on the sideline. He also added his first career NFL touchdown. Holmes will be very difficult to trust in Week 16 because he's rotating in with Denarius Moore, but the Dynasty appeal here is strong. Holmes, a former member of the Cowboys practice squad, has made more "wow" plays in the last month than Miles Austin has in three years.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:48:00 PM

Andre Holmes had three catches for 63 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Jets.

Holmes took a step back after going off for nine catches and 168 yards last week. He was targeted seven times and had an impressive 40-yard catch in the second quarter. Holmes will be on the WR4 radar if Denarius Moore (shoulder) can't return in Week 15. His upside is limited by the Raiders' run-heavy offense.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Coach Dennis Allen referred to Andre Holmes as "a guy, obviously, that we feel very comfortable with."

The Raiders have had no problems starting Holmes as Denarius Moore (shoulder) has missed the last two games. The second-year pro has totaled nine catches for 168 yards during that span, showing a strong rapport with fellow former backup Matt McGloin. In Week 14, the Raiders get to face a Jets secondary that's getting toasted over the top on a weekly basis. If Moore sits, the size/speed freak Holmes would be a WR4 with upside.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:02:00 AM

Andre Holmes caught seven balls for 136 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys.

Holmes has long been an impressive practice squad player at 6-foot-4, 210 with 4.45 wheels. On Thursday evening, he translated those tools and enhanced opportunity with Denarius Moore (shoulder) inactive into a monster game, leading every player on either side in receiving. Holmes is a 25-year-old Dynasty prospect with upside. In re-draft, he's only worth rostering in 16-team leagues.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 09:16:00 PM

Andre Holmes caught two passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Titans.

Holmes started in place of Denarius Moore (shoulder) and saw five targets. He was unable to turn his 6'4/210 into any big plays. Moore is questionable for the Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:18:00 PM

Andre Holmes is expected to start if Denarius Moore (shoulder) can't play Sunday.

Moore missed practice Wednesday and is questionable at best for the matchup with the Titans. It's a big chance for Holmes, an impressive physical specimen at 6'4/210 who high-pointed a 33-yard catch against the Texans last week. He's a name for extreme deep leaguers to put on watch lists as Matt McGloin breathes some life into the Raiders passing game.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 08:28:00 AM

Raiders declared WR Andre Holmes, WR Brice Butler, SS Tyvon Branch, DE Ryan Robinson, C Andre Gurode, DE Brian Sanford and OT Tony Pashos inactive for Week 9 against the Eagles.

With both Holmes (hamstring) and Butler inactive, Juron Criner is active for the first time in 2013. Rookie OT Menelik Watson (calf, knee) will also be making his 2013 debut, but should come off the bench.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Raiders activated WR Andre Holmes from the reserve/suspended list.

Holmes was serving a four-game PED ban, and the Raiders didn't activate him for Week 5. The third-year undrafted free agent will bring up the back of Oakland's receiver corps. There's no guarantee he'll keep his roster spot through the end of the season.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:31:00 PM

NFL suspended Raiders WR Andre Holmes four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Holmes, 25, was claimed off waivers from the Patriots in May. Last season, he caught two passes for 11 yards in seven games with the Cowboys. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Hillsdale product may be waived in the coming days.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Raiders claimed WR Andre Holmes off waivers from the Patriots.

Although Holmes has been cut twice since late November -- first by Dallas and most recently by New England -- he's 6-foot-4, 210 with 4.45 speed and the Raiders need all the talent they can get. He'll compete for a roster spot.
Tue, May 14, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Patriots waived WR Andre Holmes.

Just a height-weight-speed project, 25-year-old Holmes has bounced around since going undrafted out of Hilldale. He has two catches in seven NFL games.
Fri, May 10, 2013 06:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Schaub
2Derek Carr
3Matt McGloin
4Trent Edwards
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Kory Sheets
4Latavius Murray
5Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
3Karl Williams
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
4Gregory Jenkins
5Mike Davis
WR21Rod Streater
2Denarius Moore
3Greg Little
4Juron Criner
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1David Ausberry
2Mychal Rivera
3Nick Kasa
4Brian Leonhardt
5Jake Murphy
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Michael Palardy