Wide receiver Santonio Holmes has become an afterthought in the NFL since being traded by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he’s not giving up on a return to his old team.
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Holmes stated that he wants to finish his career with the Steelers, who won Super Bowl 43 after he made the game-winning touchdown catch and was awarded Super Bowl MVP honors.
He was traded to the Jets in 2010 due to a criminal past, including domestic violence and marijuana possession.
After playing four seasons with the Jets, the 31-year-old was released and spent a brief stint with the Chicago Bears before being released.
It would be difficult for Holmes to find a prominent role in the Steelers offense since Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, and tight end Heath Miller all contributed significantly.
SI Wire reported on Holmes’ desire to return to Pittsburgh on Twitter.
— SI Wire (@SI_Wire) March 16, 2015