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As Gregg Rosenthal pointed out, Holmes and Miles Austin have been hurt by a deep wide receiver draft class.
It's a fact Holmes has come to accept.
While the report suggests the choice is Holmes' to make, we have no reason to believe the market for his services has been anything but quiet.
Back in December, we suggested Holmes might end up signing a one-year, make-good contract with the Patriots or 49ers.
As an aging, injury-prone wide receiver with character concerns, though, Holmes will have to accept whatever nibbles he draws on the open market in May or June.