Holmes inks deal with Reebok

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Santonio Holmes experienced a rough patch recently this season. But it appears things are looking up once again for the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting receiver.

Holmes signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Reebok this week, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal was in a holding pattern the past couple of weeks after police found marijuana in Holmes' car during a routine traffic stop last month.

But the Steelers held Holmes out for one game and eventually Reebok decided to iron things out and go forward with the deal. Holmes previously had an endorsement contract with Nike when he entered the NFL in 2006.

In another Steelers note, the team re-signed punter Paul Ernster and cut veteran Mitch Berger after a shaky performance Monday against the Washington Redskins.