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Raiders re-sign WR Andre Holmes

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The Raiders have retained the services of the big wide receiver.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This morning the Raiders agreed to terms with WR Andre Holmes, according to a report from Ian Rapoport:

There may have been a few teams interested in Holmes during this free agency period, but in the end Holmes decided to return to Oakland where he has been for the last three seasons.

While he has taken a back seat in the offense due to the emergence of WR Amari Cooper and the signing of veteran Michael Crabtree, Holmes is still an important part of the Raiders' passing attack as he amassed 201 yards and four touchdowns last season.

The 6'4" wideout from Hillsdale College was originally signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but bounced around the league until he found success in Oakland, enjoying a breakout season in 2014, catching 47 passes for 693 yards and four touchdowns in an otherwise poor offense.

Holmes' length and familiarity with QB Derek Carr and the Raiders system were good reasons to keep him, and we'll see if he can build on his success going forward.