The designation is notable in that most teams use the third preseason game as a dry run for the regular season. Jones started over
Jones played the entire first half with Matt Schaub and Derek Carr under center. He was targeted seven times and finished with two catches for 42 yards.
Holmes came off the bench in the second half to work with Carr and Matt McGloin. He caught two of the five passes thrown his way for 29 yards.
The report calls Holmes the closest thing Oakland has to a No. 1 receiver. "It's a good feeling but I still look to improve in many areas," Holmes said. "I can't be complacent. I know that I have a lot to work on and that's what I'm trying to do right now in this camp."
Holmes hauled in two bombs from Schaub in Tuesday's practice. "A long strider, has a big burst up the field, can separate and then go up and get the football ... exactly what you want from a receiver," Schaub said. "I'm excited to see what he can do in game action. He's a big, big threat for us."
Jones had a career-high 817 receiving yards last year with the Packers. He's caught 24 touchdown passes over the past three seasons.
"He's a long strider, a big guy who can stretch the field vertically and go up and get the football," Schaub said. "Obviously, his height and his ability to adjust in the air are some of his strengths, as well as some of the intermediate routes. Just being able to get to the top of his route, come strong out of his cut, he can be a guy that can stretch the field for us."
Holmes, 6-foot-4, has been working with the first-team offense during offseason workouts. He will compete for a starting job with James Jones, Rod Streater and Denarius Moore.
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