Patriots sign Andre Holmes to practice squad

January, 8, 2013
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The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Andre Holmes to the practice squad today.

In some ways you have to wonder if the Cowboys missed out on Holmes. Todd Archer talked about this Monday.

The Cowboys gave Holmes every opportunity to make the 53-man roster as the No. 3 receiver, but he was just too inconsistent. As Archer pointed out Monday, the failure to pass the conditioning test in training camp was a disappointing start to the 2012 season.

Of all the players who needed to pass that test, it was Holmes.

Holmes had the right measurements, 6-foot-4, and he was fast enough to make plays. But inconsistency hurt him more than anything else, and coach Jason Garrett preaches this to his team all the time. It's one of the main reasons why Dwayne Harris earned more playing time as the season progressed.

Now, Holmes is with New England and it will be interesting to see how the Patriots develop him in the future.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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