Coming back on a one-year deal with the Raiders for next season is wide receiver Andre Holmes. The Raiders let him test the market and a week in, they brought him back. Now we have some contract details as revealed by USA Today's Tom Pelissero.
Andre Holmes' deal with #Raiders is 1 year, $2 million with $750K guaranteed. Can earn up to $1M in incentives for catches, yards.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 18, 2016
That's looks to be a fairly accurate contract for what Holmes brings to the team. His incentives come from his work as a receiver, but his work on special teams is what has the Raiders keeping him around.
Last season, he was active on game day ahead of Rod Streater primarily for his work on special teams. He was tied for second on the team with 7 special teams tackles (5 solo). He also forced the only fumble on special teams all season.
As a receiver, he is a big red zone target, having caught eight combined touchdowns over the past two seasons. While he is far from elite in that role, he has at least three inches on every other receiver on the team.
After putting up 47 catches for 693 yards in 2014, he had just 14 catches for 201 yards and 4 touchdowns last season.