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Torry Holt heading to New England

The New England Patriots are about to add a veteran wide receiver.

Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com tweets that Torry Holt will be signing with the Patriots.

In 2009 Holt played in 15 games for the Jaguars, starting 12 and catching 51 passes for 722 yards.

Holt, who will turn 34 in June, played his first 10 seasons with the St. Louis Rams and said early in the offseason that he wanted to be reunited with his old Rams coach and current Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz. But the Bears never showed much interest, and now Holt is heading to New England.

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51 Responses to “Torry Holt heading to New England”
  1. showtime says: Apr 20, 2010 1:56 PM

    why do the patriots constantly sign these veterans that are no good eg. seau galloway thomas…as a patriots fan i am starting to wonder if bill really knows what hes doing anymore

  2. Memp! says: Apr 20, 2010 1:57 PM

    his crooked finger makes me vomit

  3. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 20, 2010 1:57 PM

    i don’t know whether or not he still has the legs because most of the jags games last year were blacked out
    but i figure Holt will end up just like Galloway and be cut mid-season

  4. TheDPR says: Apr 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    Holt can play in the games Moss takes off.

  5. pondbridge says: Apr 20, 2010 1:59 PM

    Tom Brady makes a suggestion to Belichick.

  6. coz says: Apr 20, 2010 2:00 PM

    congrats, you are officially a cheater

  7. Bossman says: Apr 20, 2010 2:01 PM

    Wow! Way to keep up with the rest of the division, Bill. A 34 year old receiver to go along with 35 yr old Patten and 32 year old Moss does not sound very good on paper. Bill, Owens is still out there and he’s 35. What about it? You like these greybeards. I’m not cool with this.

  8. Rodney37 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:05 PM

    championship

  9. Belichick Is God says: Apr 20, 2010 2:05 PM

    awesome! nice vet addition for the time period before Wes is able to return

  10. madsqgrdn says: Apr 20, 2010 2:08 PM

    Fred Taylor revisited…try bringing in someone under the age of 33 Bill. Bill Belicheat as GM …priceless

  11. godofwine says: Apr 20, 2010 2:09 PM

    DAMN. I was hoping that the Brpwns would pick him up.

  12. DeBoe says: Apr 20, 2010 2:12 PM

    I think Torry Holt will do well with the Pats. Not the player he once was, but still has something left in the tank.

  13. mrzazz41387 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:12 PM

    I bet all the hypocritical Pats fans who trash the jets for picking up a back up player like LT, are in love with this move.

  14. Melman55 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:13 PM

    Whoop-dy-do. The Jets get Marshall and the Pats get Holt. What’s wrong witht his picture? Both the Jets and Miami are now better than the Pats.

  15. CapsLockKey says: Apr 20, 2010 2:16 PM

    NE now has by far the best WR tandem in the league…
    …if the year was 2000.

  16. Bee_Arthur says: Apr 20, 2010 2:21 PM

    Combine his and Moss’ stats from 2003 and you get 228 rec – 3328 yds – 29 TD’s. They’ll probably put those numbers up again.

  17. pats94 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:22 PM

    yea im starting to doubt bill.
    hes gotta make some hits this draft or the pats arent going to win the afc east this year.

  18. HC says: Apr 20, 2010 2:24 PM

    Begin the following comments in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …
    -Old and slow Patriots
    -Cheaters
    -Belicheat is arrogant
    -Holt will be the camera man
    -Jets win the Super Bowl

  19. go big green says: Apr 20, 2010 2:30 PM

    heard the Pats were going for Ricky Watters as well. he might still have some juice left in the tank

  20. WorkDay says: Apr 20, 2010 2:33 PM

    Melman55 says: April 20, 2010 2:13 PM
    Whoop-dy-do. The Jets get Marshall and the Pats get Holt. What’s wrong witht his picture? Both the Jets and Miami are now better than the Pats.
    Whats wrong with this, is that you’re stupid.

  21. apdynasty23 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:33 PM

    So the Jets picked up a washed up, whiny running back, a dedicated and faithful father in Cromartie, and an intelligent, sophisticated receiver in Holmes. The Dolphins picked up Marshall who’s just one incident away from serious suspension; the one check he had in place was the fact that he was playing for a long-term deal, which he now has.
    Seriously, guys, the game’s played on the field. Last I checked, the Patriots won the AFC East last year and the Jets only got in because two teams laid down for them. Let’s re-visit this in January.
    Great signing. Low risk, high reward on and off the field. Oh and not to mention, there’s 4 picks in the first two rounds.

  22. WorkDay says: Apr 20, 2010 2:34 PM

    # HC says: April 20, 2010 2:24 PM
    Begin the following comments in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …
    -Old and slow Patriots
    -Cheaters
    -Belicheat is arrogant
    -Holt will be the camera man
    -Jets win the Super Bowl
    Good call.

  23. HomelandDefense says: Apr 20, 2010 2:36 PM

    low risk. One year 1.7 million to see if he has legs still. Not a ground breaking signing, but it cant hurt.
    The WR corps is Moss, Edleman, and Aiken right now.
    Welker and Tate are hurt and cannot be counted on to make a contribution, at least not at the begining of the season. And Patten will be cut in training camp.
    I dont see the hard in signing a guy who caught over 50 balls and 700 yards last season. I would have rather had him than Aiken towards the end of the season.

  24. Meldog says: Apr 20, 2010 2:37 PM

    lol…..maybe they will bench Welker to make a spot for him.

  25. mrzazz41387 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:45 PM

    You forgot to mention that the jets still did better in the playoffs than you guys. So if we didn’t belong there, and won, what does it say about your team who lost?

  26. DarkHorse81 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:45 PM

    Melman55 says:
    April 20, 2010 2:13 PM
    Whoop-dy-do. The Jets get Marshall and the Pats get Holt. What’s wrong with his picture? Both the Jets and Miami are now better than the Pats.
    ————————————————–
    Wow when did the Jets get Brandon Marshall did Miami trade him to the Jets without no one knowing, please know what your talking about before you post garbage, if games were won on just signing players the Redskins would be the best team in the NFL over the past few years.

  27. pfii63 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:46 PM

    He caught more than 50 balls last season, so he’s not exactly a washed-up signing. He will be valuable as the Pats wait for Welker to return. I think this is a much better signing that the Galloway pickup last year. It also saves the Pats from spending one of their first four picks on a WR… they already have young talent at this position.

  28. mama tried says: Apr 20, 2010 2:56 PM

    I think Jim Plunkett is available too!

  29. KM91 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:57 PM

    The evil empire strikes again.

  30. peskys_pole says: Apr 20, 2010 3:05 PM

    TheDPR says:
    April 20, 2010 1:58 PM
    Holt can play in the games Moss takes off.
    You think Holt can still play 16 games?

  31. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 20, 2010 3:07 PM

    The RedSox still suck
    Go Bucs!!

  32. BDMurrayJr says: Apr 20, 2010 3:12 PM

    34 isn’t that old for a wide receiver who knows the game like Holt does. He may not have the speed he used to, but he’s an excellent route runner. The numbers he put up last year were very impressive considering David Garrard was his quarterback. A lot of Hall of Fame wide receivers played much older than 34; and I think Holt will be a Hall of Fame receiver.

  33. JoeSixPack says: Apr 20, 2010 3:18 PM

    What, was Art Monk not available?

  34. Yash says: Apr 20, 2010 3:19 PM

    Holt still has ability left and will be a good #2 WR. Best veteran pickup out of any AFC East signing thus far. his hands, although disgustingly mangled, are still great.

  35. patpatriotagain says: Apr 20, 2010 3:20 PM

    he’s not supposed to be a lead WR people, just a 3rd option he had 51 catches for 700 yards last year. that’s good enough to fill the Jabar Gaffney/Donte Stallworth role. All he has to do is draw some heat off of Moss and Welker/Edelman and he’s well worth 1.5 mil.

  36. coz says: Apr 20, 2010 3:21 PM

    patriots will go down in the record books as cheaters not winners

  37. Belichick Is God says: Apr 20, 2010 3:23 PM

    Anyone who thinks that Holt is not an upgrade over the pupu platter of Aiken, Stanbeck, and Patten is full of it.
    Ideally, however, 2nd year guy Tate develops and the combination of Tate, Holt, and Edelman together solidly hold down the 2 spots in the base 3 WR set (with Moss) until Wes Welker is 100%.
    It would still be nice to draft another potential playmaker, with Moss entering a contract year.

  38. goJags says: Apr 20, 2010 3:28 PM

    Good Signing. Holt under Brady should be way productive than with the sucker Garrard. Holt has a chance to cross the 1000 yards season if he stays healthy.

  39. CKL says: Apr 20, 2010 3:37 PM

    Pats biggest problems last year were execution on defense and even moreso on offense and their lockerroom dynamics sucked bigtime. Holt is a great route runner and a good example for young’uns. That’s all I can say about this right now because we have no idea how it will work out.

  40. ampats says: Apr 20, 2010 3:43 PM

    The difference between Holt and Galloway is Holt is a precise route runner.
    To play WR for TB, he needs to know that you are in the right spot which is why Galloway, Chad Jackson, Bethel Johnson etc no longer play for the NE Pats. Welker is a great route runner and Brady knows where he’ll be at all times.
    I thought Holt would end up in NE not in Chicago.

  41. stanjam says: Apr 20, 2010 4:09 PM

    Nice. Two vets and three young WRs. Should be perfectly fine until Welker comes back, especially if Tate is ready. Very low risk.
    Gotta love the bandwagon fans who are starting to abandon the NE philosophy. For years they get criticized when they sign vets, and now they are being criticized for not making major deals before the draft. Everyone is panicking because the Jets and Miami are making huge moves in the off season.
    Why would the Patriots do that? They made the playoffs last year and were clearly the best team in the AFC East. Sure, they have some major holes right now, but the off season is not the place to address them this year.
    The reason is the draft. This is looking like it should be the best draft since 1983. The Pats are placed perfectly to do extremely well in this draft. They have the most picks in the early rounds, and no one has more picks overall. The thing to do is NOT give those away for players right now. Instead it is time to make sure the team is set for the next 5-10 years. Next year’s draft will be much weaker with all the underclassmen coming out this year, but the Patriots have TWO first rounders next year, including the Raider’s pick, which should be top 10.
    The Pats can move anywhere in this draft if they need to, with 12 picks to trade this year, and two first rounders next year. I would not be surprised to see the Pats bundle their first round pick next year (and something else) to make an early pick this year and pick up someone to solidify their defense. Then they will pick up more defense, and a tight end, then best player available, maybe even a QB to learn under Brady (who can’t last forever).
    I think you see the Pats set themselves up to be a competitive playoff team for the foreseeable future this week. Unlike the Jets and Miami who are sacrificing everything for a shot at this year’s Superbowl. It has been shown over and over that signing everyone on the planet is not the way to go. The Jets could easily become the Redskins. I look forward to seeing them implode mid season. No way you can keep all those egos in check when your coach has a huge ego himself, and no discipline to even control himself.

  42. tj.52 says: Apr 20, 2010 4:33 PM

    coz says:
    patriots will go down in the record books as cheaters not winners
    ———————————————————
    @coz:
    I don’t know what record books you are refering to, the only ones I can find say “3 time Superbowl Champions” , “16-0 undefeated regular season” , “longest consecutive winning streak”, etc., etc..
    The only ones who say things like “cheater” are ignorant losers such as yourself.

  43. PFTiswhatitis says: Apr 20, 2010 4:33 PM

    “mrzazz41387 says:
    April 20, 2010 2:12 PM
    I bet all the hypocritical Pats fans who trash the jets for picking up a back up player like LT, are in love with this move.”
    While not crazy about the Holt signing, its still miles better than the LT signing. I’d be pissed if LT landed on my teams roster. Pissed.
    Of course. that signing was all about the Jets selling PSL’s and nothing else. As a Jets fan you should be upset about that but hey you scumbags embraced Favre too and actually bought Jets #4 shirts. How fricken embarassing is that? Despicable losers.

  44. Atlanta Love says: Apr 20, 2010 5:00 PM

    Two places you can go if your a 30 or over football player, the Patriots and/or the Raiders.

  45. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Apr 20, 2010 5:13 PM

    showtime says: April 20, 2010 1:56 PM
    why do the patriots constantly sign these veterans that are no good eg. seau galloway thomas…as a patriots fan i am starting to wonder if bill really knows what hes doing anymore
    ======================================
    The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be.

  46. dachshund says: Apr 20, 2010 6:06 PM

    He is still a route god and should be a good 3/4 position possession receiver. Those who think Patten will make the team are drinking the kool-aid.

  47. TheWizard says: Apr 20, 2010 6:10 PM

    the only ones I can find say “3 time Superbowl Champions” , “16-0 undefeated regular season” , “longest consecutive winning streak”, etc., etc..
    Yup. That’s all I could find, too.

  48. JoeSixPack says: Apr 20, 2010 6:26 PM

    Wizard – T.J. 52… you forgot most TDs in a season for Brady and Moss too… which must be really troubling for guys like Coz, because that would mean the team got BETTER, AFTER they stopped “cheating”.

  49. bonecity7 says: Apr 20, 2010 7:14 PM

    I too checked the record books; none mentioned anything about cheating, all confirmed 3 Super Bowl titles, a 16-0 2007 Regular season; longest winning streak…..what record book were you referring to, coz?

  50. footballnut says: Apr 21, 2010 11:58 AM

    mrzazz41387 says:
    April 20, 2010 2:45 PM
    You forgot to mention that the jets still did better in the playoffs than you guys. So if we didn’t belong there, and won, what does it say about your team who lost?
    ——————————————
    Could be you played the two biggest choke artist of the playoffs in this decade…Chargers and Bengals.
    and no, Pats fans aren’t going crazy for this signing, but it’s a need position to fill. Bill is looking to rebuild that lockerroom, however he should’ve made that trade for Boldin. Young great WR and a very solid lockerroom guy.
    LT is not that and the Jets let a better man walk and gave LT similar $$$, that’s what we are laughing about…
    The draft is going to make or break the next run for the Pats, not free agency. Last year’s class doesn’t look to bad as Butler, Chung, Vollmer, Pryor all look to become solid starting contributors. Deep draft this year so they really need to come out with 2-3 starters out of this draft as well.
    And that Pats fan above who is saying that the Fins and Jets are now better because of this doesn’t understand the ups and downs of an NFL season…stupid pink hats.

  51. rusH1023 says: Apr 21, 2010 2:14 PM

    mrzazz41387 says:
    I bet all the hypocritical Pats fans who trash the jets for picking up a back up player like LT, are in love with this move.
    ________________________________________
    I think you’re JUST dumb enough to confuse blind hatred with hypocrisy.

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