The Bears on Tuesday waived veteran receiver Santonio Holmes.
Holmes appeared in all nine games this season, catching eight passes for 67 yards and averaging 5.6 yards on nine punt returns. The nine-year NFL veteran signed with the Bears Aug. 16, nearly two weeks after No. 3 receiver Marquess Wilson sustained a broken collarbone in practice.
WR Marquess Wilson, who was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return, resumed practicing last week and can be put back onto the active roster at any point through Nov. 26. He should step into the WR3 role and give the Bears a little more upside in the passing game.