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Bears Waive Santonio Holmes

Darrin Klimek/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears released receiver Santonio Holmes Tuesday.

Holmes, who was the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, played in nine games with the Bears this season, serving as a punt returner and receiver.

During that time, he caught eight balls for 67 yards.

It's expected that Holmes' release means that receiver Marquess Wilson is close to returning from a fractured clavicle that he suffered during training camp. There's a chance Wilson could play Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings.

As for Holmes, he's in his ninth NFL season. During that time, he played in 112 regular season games, catching 389 balls for 6,030 yards and 36 touchdowns.

The Bears also signed receiver Rashad Lawrence to the practice squad.

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Bears Agree to Deal with Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears are rolling the dice on a potential big return as ESPN is reporting the team has agreed to terms on a deal with wide receiver Santonio Holmes.

The 30-year-old Holmes spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets, but has struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons.

He appeared in just four games in 2012 due to a lisfrank injury, and never fully regained his old form. 

The team decided that it was time for both sides to mutually part ways as he didn't figure into the teams future plans.

In 11 games last season, Holmes caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown. He appeared in all 16 regular season games just once during his time with the Jets.

With the Bears set at wide receiver with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, Holmes figures to be a complimentary part of an already explosive Bears offense under second-year head coach Mark Trestman.

In 2014, the Bears had the eighth ranked offense in the NFL.

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Jets Part Ways with Santonio Holmes 

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The New York Jets released wide receiver Santonio Holmes on Monday, ending his four-year tenure with the team.

The former Super Bowl MVP with the Pittsburgh Steelers was traded to the Jets in 2010.  He signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the Jets in 2011, but never lived up to the magnitude of the deal.

After a second straight injury-plagued season, the Jets decided to go in a different direction.  His $10.75 million salary-cap charge in 2014 was another big reason behind the Jets' decision.

"I appreciate Tone's contributions over the last four seasons," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "I've always admired his knack for making the clutch play. He's a tremendous competitor who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. I wish him nothing but the best."

Holmes played in just 17 games over the past two seasons, making 43 total receptions.  In 2013 he made 23 catches for 456 yards and one touchdown.

In a span of just 24 hours, the Jets cleared $17.75 million in cap room by releasing Holmes and cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

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Jets' Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes Comes Off the PUP List

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The playing status of New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has been in question all offseason, but Holmes is nearing a return to the field as he has been taken off the physically unable to perform list.

10 months ago, Holmes underwent foot surgery for a Lisfranc injury that cause him to miss 12 games last season for the Jets.

Holmes is the team's number one wide receiver, his return to the field is a major upgrade for the Jets. He passed his team physical, and is now eligible to practice.

Now that he's healthy, Holmes could suit up for the Jets in their week 1 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Holmes was originally expected miss at least the first month of the season.

When healthy, Holmes is a primary weapon on the Jets offense.

Last season, Homes caught 20 passes in four games and accumulated 272 receiving yards and one touchdown.

With the Jets quarterback situation up in the air, Holmes return will help stabilize the team's offense.

In 2012, the Jets ranked 30th in the NFL in passing yards per game.

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Jets Place Santonio Holmes on PUP List 

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  The New York Jets will start training camp on Thursday without their top playmaker. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was placed on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. 

Holmes underwent foot surgery in October after a severe Lisfranc injury, missing the majority of the 2012 season.

He can be taken off the PUP list whenever he is medically cleared to practice.

Holmes is still hopeful he will play in the season opener on September 8 against old teammate Darrelle Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"[We] definitely have to take our time, and I'll be ready to go when the bell rings," he said.

The 29-year-old Holmes has caught 358 passes for 5,507 yards and 35 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Santonio Holmes: 'Mark Sanchez Is Our Guy'

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- Jets wide reciever Santonio Holmes is confident that Mark Sanchez will be the starting quarterback come September.

The Jets drafted quarterback Geno Smith in April, but Holmes still believes Sanchez is the guy.

"[Sanchez is] going to be our guy," Holmes said Wednesday. "Coaches brought him back and they kept him on this team for a reason. He's a great leader and he's got great potential and he's excited about this season upcoming, and so am I."

Holmes doesn't see any reason why Sanchez would not be the starter and believes he's earned the trust of his team.

"I think everybody believes in him," Holmes said "He wouldn't be here if anybody didn't believe in him. He's still wearing the same No. 6 jersey that he wore since the day he got drafted here, and I think the organization and even the team love him and we're going to continue supporting him."

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Mark Sanchez Doesn't Feel 'Threatened' by Tim Tebow 

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the New York Jets' season of turmoil continues, quarterback Mark Sanchez continues to say that he does not feel "threatened" by the presence of back up quarterback Tim Tebow.

The Jets are 2-2 to begin the 2012 season and many fans are calling for a quarterback change.  Sanchez has struggled mightily during the past three games.

"I don't feel threatened to lose my job at all," Sanchez said. "It's no different, whether it's Tim or Mark Brunell or Kellen Clemens.  It doesn't change. I'm really not worried at all."

Head coach Rex Ryan has continued to say that Sanchez' job is safe.

Sanchez is currently last in the league among quarterbacks with a 49.2 completion percentage, and faces arguably his toughest test of the season when the Jets take on the Houston Texans and their top-ranked defense on Monday night.  The Jets' offense will be without their number-one playmaker for the remainder of the season, wide receiver Santonio Holmes.

Tebow is also facing questions about his role thus far in the season.  He denies reports that he is frustrated with his role, which is smaller than many people expected.

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Jets' Santonio Holmes Out for Season

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be out the remainder of the 2012 season after he suffered an injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

The Jets confirmed Holmes was diagnosed with a Lisfranc foot injury on Wednesday.  This is the second Jets player in less than two weeks sidelined for the season. Jets all-pro cornerback Darrelle Revis was the first, last week.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan realizes that injuries happen in football and you have to play with what you are dealt.

"We just have to get better and we will," Ryan said on Wednesday.  "How many people are going to feel sorry for the New York Jets?  I know the answer to that, nobody."

The team signed veteran wide receiver Jason Hill to take over for the much-needed roster spot.  Hill had 25 receptions for 367 yards and three touchdowns for the Jaguars last season.

The Jets will play the Texans on Monday night football this week.

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Report: Jets Fear Santonio Holmes Out For the Season

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Already down their best defensive player for the rest of the season, the New York Jets may be without arguably their best offensive player. According to a report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the team fears that Holmes will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a foot injury.

Holmes went down during the team's game against the San Francisco 49ers over the weekend.

"I'm not sure how many weeks he'll be out, the real extent of the injury," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. "We know the X-rays were negative. That's good news. Obviously, it looks doubtful for this week."

Holmes is one of the few explosvie playmakers the Jets have on offense, and was relied on heavily  before suffering the injury. In 2012 he has caught 20 passes for 272 yards with a touchdown.

The team is not expected to sign free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who played with the Jets last season.

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49ers Rebound, Pound Jets

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(EAST RUTHEFORD) -- The San Francsisco 49ers came back from a loss last week against the Minnesota Vikings and walloped the New York Jets, 34-0 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

The Niners (3-1) were not affected by a week on the road and forced four Jet turnovers while limiting New York to 145 yards of offense. 

San Francisco racked up 245 yards rushing, led by 62 from Frank Gore. They opened the scoring in the second quarter when backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick lined up in the Wildcat formation and took the snap in on a seven yard touchdown run, the first of his career.

The 49ers would keep the pressure on the Jets (2-2) offense, and put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter when Carlos Rodgers took a fumble from Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes and returned it 54 yards for a touchdown to make it 24-0 in favor of the road team. 

Holmes appeared to hurt his foot on the play and was carted into the locker room. He returned to the sideline on crutches. 

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had an ineffective day, completing 13 of 29 passes for 103 yards and an interception. Pro Bowl cornerback Darelle Revis has already been ruled out for the year, and now the Jets top offensive weapon in Holmes could miss time. "We got to play with who we've got," Sanchez said. "None of those guys are going to get better overnight."

The 49ers return home to play the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. 

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