Chicago Bears Add WR Depth with Santonio Holmes

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Sep 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets player Santonio Holmes (10) is helped off the field after an injury against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

The 5-11 wide receiver out of Ohio State was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 25th overall pick in the 2006 draft.  He spent his first four seasons with the Steelers where he got a ring and was the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII.  Despite having his best statistical season with the Steelers in 2009, brushes with the law led them to trade Holmes to the New York Jets during the 2010 NFL Draft.

Holmes had a checkered career with the Jets.  Suspensions and injuries marred a lot of his time in New York.  Over his last two seasons, he had 43 catches and a pair of TD’s over 15 games while suffering through injuries.

If Holmes is healthy and can behave himself he could provide some valuable depth in case one of the top dogs goes down and can fill in as a #3 option until Wilson recovers from his injury.  Holmes has returned punts early in his career, so it’s possible he provide a boost to the Bears’ struggling special teams.

What do you think of the move?  Good move or bad move?  Can his giant ego fit in with Marshall and Jeffery?  Chime in with your thoughts in the Comments below.