His one reception spoke loudly:
Holmes also showed spryness on punt returns. On his only return he made two men miss and earned 30 yards. The Bears are scrambling for return help, so Holmes' showing is a positive sign for the 30-year-old making the team.
"I really felt in my heart that I can continue playing," he said after the game. "I just tried to take advantage of the opportunity, and the opportunity came today with me making a big play for the team."
Josh Morgan might start the season as the No. 3 wideout, but if Holmes can stay healthy, he is the much more dynamic player and could be an uncoverable weapon vs. backup corners.