Aug 15, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Andre Holmes (15) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Claim WR Andre Holmes Off Waivers from Patriots

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The Oakland Raiders made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, signing seven free agents and claiming wide receiver Andre Holmes off waivers from the New England Patriots.

Holmes, who is in his third year in the NFL, has seen limited action in his short career. He appeared in seven games with the Cowboys in 2012, catching two passes for 11 yards before succumbing to injury and missing the rest of the season.

Holmes signed with the Patriots in January of this year, but was relegate to the practice squad and did not play at all. He was waived on Sunday, and a day later, is a member of the Silver and Black.

“Holmes is an intriguing small school sleeper,” according to this scouting report when he declared for the draft a few years ago. “He lacks the truly elite size/speed combo to ensure a smooth transition to the NFL, but definitely could develop into a quality receiver in a few years.”

He is also a former teammate of current Raiders tackle Jared Veldheer at Hillsdale. Veldheer welcomed Holmes to Oakland via Twitter:

Also on Monday, the Raiders agreed to terms with seven free agents along with acquiring Holmes.

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