The New York Giants have signed former Indianapolis Colt and Chicago Bears center Khaled Holmes.
Former Indianapolis Colt and Chicago Bear center Khaled Holmes has reportedly agreed to a reserve/futures contract with the New York Giants.
Source: the Giants have signed former Colts & Bears C Khaled Holmes.
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Holmes was a fourth-round pick (121st overall) by the Colts back in 2013 after being regarded as one the year’s top interior line prospects. During his collegiate career at USC, Holmes served as a team captain and was named one of the six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, college football’s annual award for the season’s top center.
Over three seasons in Indianapolis, Holmes played in 17 games starting nine of them. He was waived by the team at the end of the 2015 season.
Holmes then caught on with the Bears in August of 2016. However, the team parted ways with him during their final roster cuts of the preseason and Holmes was out of the league this past year.
Last season the Giants found themselves thin at the center position behind starter Weston Richburg when backup Brett Jones was forced to miss time with injury. After cutting center Shane McDermott at the end of the training camp, the team was forced to re-sign him back to their active roster midseason due to the lack of depth.
It is possible New York could end up keeping all three players on their 53-man roster next season. With Richburg entrenched as the team’s starting center and Jones performing well at the guard position last season, Holmes could wind up being the primary backup to Richburg.