Andre Holmes signs with Bills

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The Bills have added their third free agent wide receiver of the year.

Dan Graziano and Mike Rodak of ESPN.com report, via NFLPA documents, that the Bills have signed former Raiders wideout Andre Holmes to a three-year deal. Holmes can make up to $4.5 million over the course of the contract with $2.425 million in guaranteed money.

Holmes spent the last four seasons with the Raiders and caught 100 passes for 1,451 yards and 12 touchdowns over that span.

Holmes joins Philly Brown and Jeremy Butler as new arrivals to the Bills’ receiving corps. Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and Justin Hunter have all left as free agents, which makes for an almost total overhaul of the depth chart behind Sammy Watkins. Given the lack of a sure No. 2 behind Watkins, the team may have their eyes on wideouts in the draft as well.

4 responses to “Andre Holmes signs with Bills

  1. The Bills definitely got a better at WR with this signing , 6″4/215pd WR Andre Holmes is a very solid receiver making for an excellent #3WR !!!! The Bills signed him for basically peanuts as well at 1.5M per season!!!! The Arizona Cardinals are loaded with an Elite WR Core with Elite All-Pro 6″3/220 Fitzgerald an absolute nightmare in the slot, 5″11/190pd Elite WR John Brown is a beast himself with world class 4.29 40spd, 5″11/185pd WR JJ Nelson with elite world class 4.26 40spd is developing into an borderline elite receiver and is extremely dangerous, Excellent 6″3/205pd WR Jaron Brown possessing elite 4.39spd is an excellent #2WR capable of 70-90rec/1000+YD seasons, he has better than Floyd for 2-3yrs now AZ just did not want to give up on a 1st round pick, on any other team Jaron would of been the starting #2WR 2-3yrs ago. 5″10/205pd Andre Ellington possessing Elite 4.38spd has put up 2 Seasons with 1,000+YD from scrimmage seasons and has been an excellent receiver & dual threat RB since AZ drafted him. AZ is now taking Ellington & moving him to WR full time!!! At WR Ellington will stay healthy and will make for a very dangerous weapon!!!!! Other weapons include the best RB in the NFL in dual threat Elite All-Pro RB David Johnson, who PFF ranked 3rd at RB & #1 ranked WR, behind an O-Line missing 3 of 5 starters, with AZs excellent O-Line healthy he is going to be unstoppable. AZ has two good RBs behind him & AZ is going to draft a RB in the best deepest RB class in years!!!! At TE AZ is absolutely loaded re-signing one of the best TE’s in the NFL in borderline elite Pro-Bowl 6″5/260 TE Jermaine Gresham who is an excellent receiving TE w/ speed n athleticism & is an elite run blocker!! Gresham is going to get thrown at a lot more this season. 6″7/255pd TE w/ elite 4.42spd Ifeanyi Momah can be a game changer and big time receiver, he just needs to stay healthy, something with excellent extremely talented 6″7/270pd blocking/receiving TE Troy Niklas, if he stays healthy he will be very dangerous this next year. AZ is likely to draft a big receiving/blocking TE in the upcoming draft which is the most loaded TE Draft of our life times. Big 6″5 receiving TE J. Gresham w/ his elite 4.59spd for his size, AZ plans on using him a lot more as a receiver (likely end up with 65-75rec’s for 800yds) along with the 2nd best receiving TE.

    As you can see AZ has an absolutely loaded elite offense, loaded with pass catchers but I wish AZ would of added big 6″4/210pd WR Andre Holmes at just 1.5M per season. With All-Pro elite QB Carson Palmer having his excellent top 10 O-Line back healthy, he will play at an elite level next season and will be one of the top QBs in the NFL (with ZERO pass protection last season with 4 of 5 starters out on O-Line Palmer somehow managed to play at an elite level in NOV/DEC & far above average on season with NO Protection, he will be very dangerous with protection back) & will end up with stats very similar to 2015, though with a few more TD throws most likely!!!! With Palmer throwing him the ball as Palmer as elite accuracy, I think Holmes would of had 55-65 receptions for 700-900yds/5-7TDs, and AZ could of got him for NOTHING!!!!! Hopefully the Bills figure out their QB position this off-season because Holmes can be a very good #3-4WR.

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