The Chicago Bears suffered a serious blow earlier this month when wide receiver Marquess Wilson suffered a fractured clavicle during a training camp practice that will likely keep him out for an extended period of time.
Apparently the Bears are wasting little time in filling Wilson’s role.
Former New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes agreed to terms on a contract with Chicago on Saturday, a team source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 30-year-old Holmes has seen a decline in his production every year since compiling over 1,200 receiving yards in his final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. Hampered by a foot injury, Holmes appeared in just 15 games over the last two seasons and was released by the team in March.
In Chicago, Holmes will join the formidable wide receiver duo of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey, who combined for over 2,700 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2013.
If he can stay healthy, Holmes could take Wilson’s place as the third wideout on the depth chart and see extensive time at the slot receiver position.