It wasn’t too long ago that free-agent WR Torry Holt stopped by NFL Network and discussed the best fits for a potential new team. One day before the NFL Draft, Holt has that new team.
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reports that Holt has signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Patriots, according to a league source.
Holt, 33, drew interest from a handful of teams following his release from the Jaguars, but he put priority on joining a winning team with an elite quarterback that, most importantly, was respected around the league. It sounds like he got his wish with the Patriots, who always seemed like a good fit.
The Patriots have a need at receiver because of questions still surrounding the health of slot receiver Wes Welker. Holt provides a veteran opposite Randy Moss for the Patriots, who also recently brought back David Patten.