Holmes was limited to one grab for a gain of 7 yards in the first half. He bounced back with catches for 12, 15, 6 and 5 yards, all of which came on the final drive of the game for the Raiders. He was targeted seven times and finished with five catches for 45 yards, averaging 9.0 yards per grab in a 30-14 defeat.
The Raiders will travel to New England for a Week 3 showdown against the Patriots.
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."
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