Posted Under: 2010, General / Analysis, Offseason, Reports, Transactions
The Patriots have added another piece to their wide receiver corps. Today, the team inked a deal with free agent wide receiver Torry Holt. Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports:
The Patriots have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran wide receiver Torry Holt, according to a league source. ESPN’s John Clayton reports the deal could be worth up to $1.7 million.
The 33-year-old Holt played for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, totaling 51 receptions for 722 yards. Holt, who spent the first 11 years of his career with the St. Louis Rams, enters his 13th NFL season.
While Holt, who will turn 34 this Junes, won’t be an absolute game breaker for the Patriots, he still could have an impact. He isn’t the dominating presence he once was in St. Louis, but he could step up and be a solid #3 for the Patriots. The #3 that Jabar Gaffney was, and that Joey Galloway wasn’t.
Holt will compete with Brandon Tate and possibly a rookie for playing time. The worst case scenario I see with Holt is him being a great 4th receiver.
This is a low risk, potential high reward deal. If Holt can return to anything close to his 2007 form, the Patriots will have added another great weapon for quarterback Tom Brady.