Bears Sign Antonio Holmes
Monday Aug 18, 2014 12:00am
(CHICAGO) - The Chicago Bears have signed former New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, the team announced Saturday. Holmes worked out for the Bears earlier last week. Holmes, 30, caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown last season in 11 games for the Jets, who released him in March. He played in just four games in 2012 before suffering a Lisfranc injury. His best season in the NFL came with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009 when he posted a career-high 79 receptions for 1,248 yards. Holmes was also named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII. The Bears have been looking to add some depth at receiver after losing Marquess Wilson to a fractured left clavicle earlier this month. Wilson could miss multiple regular-season games. To make room for Holmes, the Bears terminated the contract of veteran receiver Eric Weems.