Holmes was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Holmes was released to make room for veteran tight end john Phillips on the 53-man roster. The 27-year-old has not logged a reception in his NFL career, and will remain off the fantasy radar even if he's able to find a depth role elsewhere in the league.
Holmes got the start in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, catching both of his targets for 34 yards.
Holmes started for a second straight week, splitting first-team work with Rickey Seals-Jones. While the latter is far more intriguing for fantasy purposes, Holmes seems to have a real shot at the Week 1 starting job in the presumed absence of Jermaine Gresham (Achilles).
With Jermaine Gresham (illness) considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, the Cardinals have opted to call up Holmes to bolster their depth at tight end. While he still remains unlikely to see much time on offense, the 26-year-old could see some action on special teams.
Holmes signed with the Cardinals' practice squad Thursday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
Holmes had spent the offseason with the Raiders before joining the Ravens' practice squad following his release, but he'll now sign with Arizona after tight end Anthony Denham was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
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