He'll pair with top wideout Sammy Watkins and rookie Zay Jones to give the Bills an interesting array of weapons for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
PITTSFORD - The Buffalo Bills have finished practice for the day, but the real news came following the session at St. John Fisher College.
When the Bills signed receiver Anquan Boldin this week, they were thinking about more than just how he could help their passing game on Sundays. Last year, in his lone season with the Detriot Lions, Boldin managed to produce 67 receptions for 587 yards and eight touchdowns.
We now have the pleasure of watching him for his 15th season. He seems like a ideal fit to go into the slot for the Bills, with Jones and Watkins on the outside.
Watkins is the only regular who returns from last season.
Holmes, who signed a three-year, $5.15 million deal in March under former general manager Doug Whaley, has mostly taken first-team reps in training camp and has also been a part of multiple special-teams units. Everybody was very confident the Bills were a good fit, but I knew he had other options out there. Boldin visited Buffalo in mid-July before signing on Monday. He is now the oldest player on the team, and with that comes the weight of having to mentor.
"It doesn't say anything (against depth)", Beane said.
"I've been a big Anquan fan from afar, so even if I had the likes of Jerry Rice and guys like that on this team, to get an Anquan is an addition and has zero to do with where our receivers are". He went to three Pro Bowls in seven seasons before moving on to the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and eventually the Lions. "It has zero to do with that".
Boldin is battle-tested in the playoffs, and has seen everything there is to see in this league.