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Draft Scout *Santonio Holmes News
08/16/14 - WR Santonio Holmes was signed by the Bears Saturday (Aug. 16). The Super Bowl XLIII MVP has hauled in 381 receptions for 5,963 yards (15.7 average) and 36 touchdowns over eight NFL seasons with the Steelers (2006-09) and Jets (2010-13) after being selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (25th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has added 66 punt returns for 536 yards and a touchdown, 18 kickoff returns for 436 yards and 16 carries for 89 yards.
In the postseason, the 5-11, 192-pound Holmes has started five of seven games played hauling in 25 receptions for 402 yards and five touchdowns.
03/10/14 - Holmes was due $8.25 million in salary in 2014. He received $24 million guaranteed when the Jets signed him to a five-year, $45.25 million contract in 2011. He was scheduled to count $10.75 million against the team's cap.
"I appreciate Tone's contributions over the last four seasons. I've always admired his knack for making the clutch play," coach Rex Ryan said. "He's a tremendous competitor who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. I wish him nothing but the best."
Holmes was limited to only four games in 2012 due to a foot injury that lingered into 2013 when he played in 11 games. He caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown last season.
Holmes has totaled 146 catches for 2,128 yards and 16 touchdowns in his four years with the Jets. He was acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a trade in 2010.
A first-round pick in 2006, Holmes was voted the team's rookie of the year and earned MVP honors in Super Bowl XLVIII with nine receptions for 131 yards, including the go-ahead 6-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone that beat the Arizona Cardinals.
12/06/13 - WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was listed as probable Friday. "We don't want to play (Holmes) 60 snaps when all of a sudden now we're worried about it," coach Rex Ryan said. "So we've got to be smart and we will be. But again, it's not like it's going to be last week where he played three plays. He's going to play."
12/04/13 - WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, three days after he started yet played just two snaps for the Jets in a 23-3 loss to the Dolphins. Holmes missed five games earlier this year with the hamstring injury. He has just 13 catches for 326 yards and one touchdown this year.
12/03/13 - WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) started for the Jets Sunday but played just two snaps in their 23-3 loss to the Dolphins. Holmes, who missed the Jets' final five games before their Nov. 10 bye due to a hamstring injury, said it was a coach's decision to limit his snaps to ensure he'd be healthy the rest of the year. Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that he and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg agreed after watching Holmes in the first quarter that he didn't have his usual burst. Holmes has just 13 catches for 326 yards and one touchdown this year.