The Patriots have signed 11-year veteran WR Torry Holt, a seven-time Pro Bowler who will be on his third team in three seasons.
Holt caught 51 passes for 772 yards last season with the Jaguars after being cut by the Rams in 2009. He spent the first 10 years of his career in St. Louis, playing in 10 postseason games and two Super Bowls in his time there. Holt also led all NFL receivers in the past decade with 868 receptions (an NFL record for most receptions in a decade) and 12,594 receiving yards.
The Patriots have a need at wide receiver. Randy Moss is heading into the final year of his deal and Wes Welker is coming off ACL surgery and might not be ready for the start of the regular season. Although the Patriots have signed Holt and David Patten this offseason, they still might be in the market for a receiver in the draft.
Financial terms were not released by the team.
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