Ben Obomanu

Bears Work Out Holmes, Obomanu

6:32pm: The Browns have also shown interest in Holmes, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

5:03pm: The Bears have worked out veteran wide receivers Santonio Holmes and Ben Obomanu, sources tell Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). Neither player will be signing with Chicago just yet, however.

Holmes, 30, is probably the biggest name left on the free agent market. However, teams haven’t been beating down his door to sign him since he was released by the Jets earlier this offseason. Holmes signed a monster contract with the Jets four years ago but never really lived up to expectations, amassing just 2,128 total yards in green and white. Injuries have also gotten the better of him as of late and he has suited up for just 15 games across the last two seasons. The real reason for Holmes’ unemployment probably stems from character concerns, however. Last month, when asked whether he’d sign the veteran, one unnamed front office exec said“We’d have to look more closely at what happened in New York with him in the locker room.” Our own Luke Adams recently looked at the market for Holmes.

Obamanu, also 30, spent last season alongside Holmes with the Jets. Obamanu saw the field in three games and caught just one pass for eight yards. He spent the previous five sesaons with Seattle, where he hauled in a grand total of 87 catches for 1,209 yards. The bulk of those yards and receptions came in 2011 and 2012.