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Veteran WR Torry Holt to sign with Patriots

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  April 20, 2010 01:38 PM

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torry-holt.jpgTorry Holt, a 12-year veteran receiver whose best days were as part of the Rams' "Greatest Show on Turf," will sign a one-year, $1.7 million deal with New England, according to a league source.

Listed at 6-feet, 200 pounds, Holt spent last season with the Jaguars, with 51 receptions for 722 yards (14.2 yards per catch). During the first 10 seasons of his career, all in St. Louis, Holt averaged 87 catches per season; in the Super Bowl XXXVI loss to the Patriots, he recorded five grabs.

Soon to be 34 years old, Holt provides more depth to a position needing it in New England.

In March, Holt told NFL.com that he wanted to play with an elite quarterback. He now has that in Tom Brady.

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