Holmes didn't take long to land elsewhere after the Bills waived him and fellow wideout Kelvin Benjamin a day earlier. The veteran will give the Broncos some added depth and experience in the wake of top receiver Emmanuel Sanders sustaining a torn Achilles' tendon during Wednesday's practice, which will likely spell an end to his season. Beyond Holmes, the team's other healthy options at the position are Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick and River Cracraft.
The Bills have released Holmes.
The team also released Kelvin Benjamin on Tuesday, with the moves thinning out the Bills' wideout depth, but paving the way for younger and faster players to get more snaps. In 12 games this season, Holmes caught 12 passes for 157 yards. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, the 30-year-old brings good size to the table, but it's still hard to imagine him suddenly emerging as a red-zone threat down the stretch, even if he catches on with a new team in short order.
Holmes caught his lone target for 21 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets.
Sunday was far and away Buffalo's biggest offensive outpouring of the season, but it didn't do much for Holmes, who has now caught one or no passes in five of his last six games. The statuesque target remains a good deep threat who might have the advantage of catching passes from the big-armed rookie, Josh Allen (elbow), following the bye. That's where the good news ends. Week 12 brings a Jacksonville defense giving up just 201 passing yards per game, the best in the league.
Holmes (neck) is active for Sunday's contest against the Jets.
Holmes was a full participant at practice Thursday and Friday, so his active status isn't very surprising. He'll likely see his usual role as a depth wideout for Buffalo.
Holmes (neck) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Holmes began the week as a limited practice participant but put in full sessions Thursday and Friday, so he would appear on track to play Sunday. The 30-year-old has more than two receptions in only one game this season and should take up his usual depth role in the Bills' struggling passing game.
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