Bears waive Santonio Holmes

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have waived former Super Bowl MVP receiver Santonio Holmes.

Holmes signed a one-year deal with Chicago in August after being released by the New York Jets in March. He had eight receptions for 67 yards along with nine punt returns for 50 yards. A first-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in 2006, Holmes was the Super Bowl MVP in his third year. He had his best season statistically the following year in 2009 with 79 catches for 1,248 yards and five touchdowns.

The Bears also signed former Northwestern receiver Rashad Lawrence to the practice squad Tuesday and terminated the practice squad contract of linebacker Terrell Manning. Manning appeared in three games for the Bears this season.

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