Source: Purdue tight end Gabe Holmes visits Raiders

Purdue tight end Gabe Holmes visited the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, according to a league source. Holmes caught 17 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns last season. The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder finished his career with 63 receptions for 552 yards and five touchdowns. Holmes played in the College Gridiron Showcase all-star game. Holmes got offered scholarships to Miami and Florida State out of high school. He's the son of an Olympic long jumper. Holmes played basketball growing up, not playing football until his sophomore year of high school. Holmes caught nine passes for 69 yards as a junior, dealing with a wrist injury. As a sophomore, he caught 25 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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