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Lions claim Glenn Holt

On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings waived receiver/kick returner Glenn Holt.

On Friday, the Lions claimed him on waivers.

The news comes from the Twitter page of agent Drew Rosenhaus.

It’s unknown at this point whether any other team put in a claim for Holt.  In theory, every other team might have, since the Lions own priority given their 0-16 finish last year.

Holt spent three years with Cincinnati before signing with the Vikings.

Holt joins a fairly crowded depth chart at receiver/returner, which might get a little uncrowded via the roster move the Lions will have to make in order to create a spot for Holt, assuming that the Lions previously were at 80 men.

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12 Responses to “Lions claim Glenn Holt”
  1. Abe Froeman says: Aug 28, 2009 5:17 PM

    Championship!

  2. sand0 says: Aug 28, 2009 5:48 PM

    Holt was the missing piece to an already stacked Lions team. With all the positive offseason additions, look for this team to make some serious noise this season.
    Mark my words, the Lions will win at least 2-4 more games than last season and could quite possibly be the league’s most improved team.

  3. JimmySmith says: Aug 28, 2009 5:53 PM

    How bad can the Lion’s be if they pick up the Viking WR rejects when the Vikings don’t even have a decent one to begin with?
    Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  4. Tjackfan says: Aug 28, 2009 6:05 PM

    Mike, did I not call this yesterday when the Vikes cut Holt?
    That seems to be the progression. A player is cut. They then go to the Lions, then the Raiders, then the CFL or UFL.

  5. PDXNinerfan says: Aug 28, 2009 6:23 PM

    Glenn Holt: Please let me get past the Lions, please let me get past the Lions, please let…ah s#$%!

  6. 77347734 says: Aug 28, 2009 6:42 PM

    This should put a “Holt” to the Lions progress.

  7. JaggedMark says: Aug 28, 2009 6:59 PM

    I’d rather it had been Usain Bolt than Glenn Holt.

  8. TFBuckFutter says: Aug 28, 2009 7:33 PM

    Are there any articles about when the Vikings acquired Holt?
    I want to go back and read the comments about how, between Holt and Berrian, the Vikings have the best WR tandem in the NFL since Cris Carter and Randy Moss or Bobby Wade and Robert Ferguson.
    I love Viking fans.

  9. CincyJungle says: Aug 28, 2009 7:47 PM

    It’s good to see the status of a player who was an undrafted rookie free agent coming out of college is being watched so closely by the maestro Florio himself and dutifully reported on PFT. I wonder if Glenn realizes he has reached this type of celebrity status or if he just feels like a guy trying to make a roster, probably the former, but it would be cool if he realized the latter.
    Florio kind of reminds me of the character on Seinfeld who insisted on being called Maestro.
    Good job Maestro.

  10. PDXNinerfan says: Aug 28, 2009 8:34 PM

    CincyJungle says:
    It’s good to see the status of a player who was an undrafted rookie free agent coming out of college is being watched so closely by the maestro Florio himself and dutifully reported on PFT.
    ————————
    Well, the Maestro is tracking Pat White which is probably where these tidbits of news reside.
    BTW, Maestro is perfect for Florio. Much better than the running “Mr.” gag from Curran/Rosenthal which is stupid and played out.

  11. twindaddy says: Aug 28, 2009 10:14 PM

    All joking aside, Glenn Holt as actually a pretty decent receiver. He’s got good speed and pretty good hands.
    His problem is holding on to the ball when he gets hit on kickoff returns. If someone gets a good hit on him, the ball goes flying.

  12. kdog says: Aug 29, 2009 11:11 PM

    This signing might create a schism in the locker room

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