Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Santonio Holmes questionable to make Bears debut vs. Seahawks

Santonio Holmes signed with the Chicago Bears on Sunday but he may not make his team debut when the Bears take on the defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks on Friday evening from Seattle.

Bears head coach Marc Trestman was noncommittal when asked if the former Pittsburgh Steelers and New York jets wide receiver would be available for the game, but did say he saw some positive signs from the 30-year-old receiver.

Holmes was signed after Marquess Wilson was injured earlier this month and fractured his collarbone in three places that is expected to keep the second-year receiver out of action for 12-14 weeks.

After a Lisfranc injury robbed Holmes of his explosion and speed and ended his career with the Jets, Holmes is healthy and ready for a fresh start with a potent Bears offense.

With Jay Cutler at quarterback, Matt Forte one of the best all-around running backs in the NFL and arguably the best wide receiver duo in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery on the perimeter, Holmes could slide right in as the slot receiver and make this offense even tougher to defend.  

Cutler is excited to see what Holmes can do in this offsnes, when he shakes off the rust.

If Holmes does not get in the game this weekend, look for him to get some reps in the final preseason game next week to knock off that rust before the regular season game begins.


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