Undrafted Free Agents — What about Andre Holmes?

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Andre Holmes had 26 career starts at Hillsdale College and was named to the 2009 and 2010 1st Team All-GLIAC.  In 2010, he had a whopping 104 receptions for a total of 1,368 yards and 11 TDs.  In Hillsdale’s first-round 2010 playoff game alone, he had 16 receptions for 208 yards.  And, it should be noted that Holmes won the conference triple jump (track and field) in 2007.  He is big and fast which should allow him to contribute well on special teams.

The Dolphins are currently filled to the gills on the roster with WRs — including veterens Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline, and Devone Bess.  Although, it is worth pointing out that their big man has recently had some off-the-field issues.  They drafted Edmund Gates out of Abilene Christian in the fourth round of this year’s draft to add to team speed.  And, some rumors are flying that the Dolphins may pick up Plaxico Burress (NY Giants via jail) — although, I don’t think this will happen. 

Do you think the Dolphins should sign Andre Holmes or some other UFA WR to a short term contract and bring them into camp to compete for a spot on the roster?  Or, should we just stick with what Dolphins have?



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  • thomas loy

    Love the article. He compares pretty good to gates, who was a 4th round pick. Hopefully Miami will sign Holmes.

  • RC

    Looking at his #r’s he is a work horse no doubt

  • fins4ever1

    The Fins are deep at WR and unless it is a barn burner kind of guy or you plan to trade Marshall, making the roster in Miami as a WR is a tough task. I don’t see them investing any time in another WR.

    If I had to guess, I say they concentrate on bringing in QB’s, LB’s, Safeties and TE’s.

  • Mark

    Curious to hear your thoughts on why he wasn’t drafted. Never hurts to have another camp body though.

    • MassanuttenRef

      I think the reason why he did not get drafted is because he is from a small school and easily dominated because of his size and speed.

      However, every once and a while you get a real gem at WR because scouts improperly “project” him as a pro — think about Devone Bess. To me, he looks a lot like Marcus Colston of the Saints. He was a 7th round draft pick out of a small school called Hofstra.

  • finz2theleft

    The Fins are currently so deep at WR that i can’t fathom them bringing in another guy (esp. as you say a guy that’s close to a BM clone) We’re already going to have to cut a guy we don’t want to see cut (Wallace or Moore)..we have other priorities.