The Chicago Bears have seen enough. Or haven’t seen enough depending on your point of view. After two preseason games and injuries to Marquess Wilson and Chris Williams, they decided to look outside their roster to add some depth by agreeing to terms with former Super Bowl MVP, wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
The Bears are loaded at the top of their wide receiver depth chart with Pro Bowlers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. But with #3 wide receiver in waiting Marquess Wilson still a few weeks away after surgery to repair his broken clavicle and former CFL standout WR and return specialist Chris Williams nursing a sore hamstring, the Bears decided to sign Holmes. Holmes worked out for the Bears a couple of weeks ago, right after Wilson injured his collarbone, but waited to see how the rest of their wide receiver group responded. After a couple of preseason games, the coaching staff and management didn’t see what they wanted to see.
Eric Weems has been bumbling is way through his chance as a returner and reserve wide receiver. Josh Morgan has flashed, but hasn’t been especially consistent. Morgan Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Dale Moss, Josh Bellamy and Greg Herd have failed to make a positive impression, so the Bears took a shot on Holmes.