Bears sign WR Santonio Holmes

The Chicago Bears have signed free agent Santonio Holmes to a contract.

With Marquess Wilson expected to miss the start of the season the Bears were thin at wide out. Holmes instantly becomes the favorite to open the season as the No. 3 wide receiver ahead of Josh Morgan and Eric Weems.

For all that to happen Holmes will need to show something in the Bears final two preseason games.

Holmes appeared in parts of 11 games last season catching 23 passes for 456 yards and a touchdown.