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Bills finally sign Andre Holmes

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After a false start earlier in the week, the Bills and receiver Andre Holmes have tied the knot.

Per multiple reports, Holmes and the Bills have agreed to terms. It’s reportedly a three-year, $6.5 million deal.

If accurate, it’s a nice bump over the three-year, $4.5 million deal that prematurely made its way to the media before a deal was done.

Holmes has spent the last four years with the Raiders after two with the Cowboys. His best season (by far) came in 2014, with 47 catches for 693 yards and four touchdowns. The arrival of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree caused Holmes to slide down the depth chart.

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12 Responses to “Bills finally sign Andre Holmes”
  1. markdavisbarber says: Mar 18, 2017 2:57 PM

    I always liked Holmes and the potential that he brought. Size and speed with the most unpredictable hands. How many Sure Touchdowns were dropped over the last 4 years? What will be missed is his Special Team’s play…how many of King’s punts were downed inside the 5 with his heroic plays?

    Best of luck Andre…you will be missed.

    ONE NATION

  2. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 18, 2017 3:30 PM

    Andre was a good soldier and did what he could in Oakland. He’s just not likely to be part of a top WR corps. Unsteady routes and suspect hands.
    Best of luck to a good guy.

  3. mullman76 says: Mar 18, 2017 4:29 PM

    I guess Patterson is his replacement and based on projected upside, should be an upgrade.

    How about Reg sign some extra beef for the D…

    Go RAIDERS

  4. maxkingpin says: Mar 18, 2017 5:03 PM

    Bills overpaid.

  5. hanspard says: Mar 18, 2017 7:59 PM

    Good role player. Great gunner on punts. Nice redzone target.

  6. billsbackto81 says: Mar 18, 2017 8:15 PM

    maxkingpin says:
    Mar 18, 2017 5:03 PM

    Bills overpaid
    ————————————–
    C. Patterson: $8.5 mil for 2 years
    A. Holmes: $6.5 mil for 3 years

    Patterson: 132/1316 7 TD’s
    Holmes: 102/1487 12 TD’s

    But the Bills overpaid? LMAO!!

  7. mullman76 says: Mar 18, 2017 9:45 PM

    @billbackto81: You guys are gonna like Holmes.

    Dropped a couple easy ones, but he can go get it, too.

    Good luck.

    RAIDER NATION

  8. neuf1948 says: Mar 18, 2017 11:14 PM

    He was a good role player..I am glad he is getting a good pay day

  9. EJ says: Mar 19, 2017 12:24 AM

    maxkingpin says:
    Mar 18, 2017 5:03 PM
    Bills overpaid.
    _____________________
    You are kidding right?
    Holmes… 3yrs/6.5m @2.16m/yr
    Patterson 2yrs/8.5m @4.25m/yr

    So Holmes is basically half the price.

    Holmes 65 games total, 20 games starting over 4yrs.
    Patterson 64 games total, 22 games starting over 4yrs.

    Holmes- 102 rec for 1462 yds at 14.3avg. 12td’s
    Patterson-132 rec for 1316 yds at 10.0avg. 7td’s

    So in 1 more total games and 2 less games starting Holmes caught 30 less balls, but managed to get 146 more total yards and averaged 4.3 more yards per reception and caught 5 more td’s…

    Both receivers will play the exact same 3rd receiver role, but one is playing a year longer under contract at half the price… So again… who overpaid for who?

  10. dejadoh says: Mar 19, 2017 1:08 AM

    Holmes is a good get for the Bills. They just need to use him. The Raiders didn’t use him enough.

  11. mojodoa says: Mar 19, 2017 7:15 AM

    billsbackto81 says:
    Mar 18, 2017 8:15 PM
    maxkingpin says:
    Mar 18, 2017 5:03 PM

    Bills overpaid
    ————————————–
    C. Patterson: $8.5 mil for 2 years
    A. Holmes: $6.5 mil for 3 years

    Patterson: 132/1316 7 TD’s
    Holmes: 102/1487 12 TD’s

    But the Bills overpaid? LMAO!!
    ——————————-
    You do realize that Patterson is one of the most best returners in the league right?

  12. jbraider says: Mar 19, 2017 12:30 PM

    Anyone remember that game he had against the Jets a couple of years ago? I’d have much rather kept Holmes than got Patterson

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