Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is once again looking for work as he was waived Tuesday by the Chicago Bears.
Holmes, who signed with the Bears back in August, caught only eight passes for 67 yards in the 257 snaps that he played so far this season. He also returned nine punts for 50 yards for a 5.6 average.
Despite only being 30 years-old, you have to wonder if Holmes’ NFL career is now over. The Steelers former Super Bowl XLIII MVP will now likely have to sit out a while and hope that a contending team suffers an injury at the wide receiver position in order to get another shot.
Holmes, who was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Steelers out of Ohio State, played four seasons in Pittsburgh before he was traded to the New York Jets in April of 2010 for a fifth-round draft pick.
The Steelers really made out by sending the then-troubled Holmes to the Jets as they traded that fifth-round pick during the 2010 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for cornerback Bryant McFadden and a sixth-round pick that they ultimately used to select wide receiver Antonio Brown out of Central Michigan.
Brown, as you well now, currently leads the league in both receptions (79) and receiving yards (1,070).