“He’ll definitely be on a team,” said Shaw. “Just like [free-agent linebacker] James Harrison will be on a team. As long as teams don’t think he’ll be a distraction, he’s going to get picked up.”
Costello mentions that “the feeling around the league is Holmes will be signed by one of the first teams to lose a wide receiver to injury.”
Holmes name surfaced as a possibility for the Browns after news broke that Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon was facing a possible year-long suspension and Cleveland surprisingly did not select a single receiver during the draft. However, the Browns choose to sign veterans like Miles Austin and Nate Burleson instead.
NFL teams may have some concerns about Holmes’ foot as it caused him to miss a number of games last season.
“I think that’s the big thing. Teams are interested in him,” Shaw said. “They want to see him work out to check his injury. He hasn’t had any problems with his injury, which is a good thing.”
Last year, Holmes caught 23 passes for 456 yards receiving and a touchdown over the course of 11 games.
We have Holmes listed as the No. 5 player in our recently updated Top 50 – Best Available Free Agents list.