Bears To Sign Former Steelers, Jets WR Santonio Holmes

It took him a while to find a home but former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes now has one for at least the next couple of weeks.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Holmes has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears.

HJolmes was released by the New York Jets back in May after playing four seasons for them. The 30-year-old former Super Bowl MVP, has battled foot and hamstring injuries the last two seasons.

Holmes will battle for a spot on the Bears depth chart behind starters Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.

Holmes was originally drafted by the Steelers in the first-round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. With him heading into the final year of his rookie contract and facing a four-game suspension, the Steelers traded Holmes to the Jets for a 2010 fifth-round draft pick in April of 2010.

  • Stuck in Ravens country

    Who the Steelers then traded that 5th round pick from the NY Jets to Arizona for Bryan McFadden and a 6th round pick, Antonio Brown.

    I’d call that a good trade.

  • Aric Brown

    Good move by the bears… Santonio working out of the slot against nickel corners could revive his career

  • John Hinton

    I agree…this proved to be a solid decision by the FO.

  • ND_Steel

    Hope it works out for Santonio, he was quite a talent at one time…great route runner, good speed and above average hands.

  • This could actually turn out being a nightmare for defenses “if” it goes well. Marshall and Jeffery on the outside with Holmes in the slot, that’s a pretty good receiving corps

  • Steve

    Santonio needs to stay healthy, which he has not been the last 2 years.