With the loss of Marquess Wilson, the Bears are in the market for another wide receiver. As Jonathan Campbell wrote here recently, they did go out and sign Greg Herd, but as we know with the signings of Roy Williams and Sam Hurd, ex-Dallas Cowboys receivers don’t fare well in Chicago. Another name that has surfaced belongs to a player with some success in the playoffs-Santonio Holmes.
Dan Hanzus reported on Tuesday that the Bears and Cleveland Browns were showing interest in Holmes. In fact, yesterday the Bears reportedly worked Holmes out.
Holmes is a former Super Bowl MVP. He’s had a good career, but has struggled playing the last four seasons with the New York Jets. He has season ending foot surgery that cut his season short last season.
The Bears had high hopes with Wilson, but he broke his clavicle and is out indefinitely. The Bears have no timetable for his return.
Having had success in the playoffs, Holmes could help the other receivers. As good as Brandon Marshall is, he has yet to play a playoff game. Of course, Holmes’ experience can only go so far. He has had troubles in the locker room and off the field that has made many teams balk at signing him.
Holmes has to prove that he could play. The Bears got a look up close at what he has left, and they now have to decide whether it is worth the risk taking Holmes.