NFL: Pats Sign Former Jag Holt

The New England Patriots have reportedly agreed to terms with former Jags receiver Torry Holt on a one-year contract.


Mandel’s Take: I guess Holt’s name was next up on the Pats’ “Wheel of Veteran Receivers Who are Past Their Prime”. I don’t get it. Wes Welker isn’t going to be back anytime soon so the need for a receiver clearly exists…but Holt doesn’t give the Pats what they need there, which is a playmaker. Is Holt even better than Julian Edelman? At this point, I’m saying no. Holt didn’t have a touchdown last season, so unless Bill Belichick has a Hot Tub Time Machine that can put the jolt back in Holt, they’re not exactly keeping pace with the Jets (Santonio Holmes) or Dolphins (Brandon Marshall) with this signing. Look for them to add a legit receiving threat in the draft.

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