UPDATE (3:45pm on Tuesday) -- The Raiders on Tuesday afternoon officially announced the re-signing of wide receiver Andre Holmes.
Andre Holmes was a player the Raiders didn’t want to lose. The 27-year old receiver played a minor offensive role but made several big catches, and turned himself into one of the team’s best special teams players.
That combination made Holmes a valued commodity and, despite some interest from other teams, he decided to stay put. He agreed to terms Tuesday on a one-year contract with the Raiders, according to an NFL source.
The NFL Network reports the deal is worth up to $3 million with $1 million in guaranteed money.
Holmes had just 14 catches for 201 yards as the team’s No. 4 receiver, but four of those receptions went for touchdowns. Quarterback Derek Carr trusts Holmes to make plays downfield despite some inconsistency in that area. He is a quality reserve and knows the scheme well enough to offer injury protection should Amari Cooper or Michael Crabtree get hurt.
Holmes didn’t play special teams when he joined the Raiders in 2013, but became a productive player on coverage units last season. Holmes had six special teams tackles in 2015.
Cooper and Crabtree are under contract, and Seth Roberts signed his exclusive rights free agent tender last weekend, meaning the Raiders receiver corps has remained intact. The team could still look at add a body late in the NFL draft, but continuity will be king in the passing game next season.