Jaguars Finally Reach Deal To Sign Torry Holt

Dwan SamuelCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21:  Torry Holt #81 of the St. Louis Rams carries the ball during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers won 17-16. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Seven-time Pro Bowler, Torry Holt, will be playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009.

The Jaguars have shown an enormous amount of interest in Holt since the talks and negotiations began in late March.

It was reported that the Jaguars and Holt were nearing a deal since late last week and this evening, it was announced that an agreement was made.

The 10-year veteran, formerly of the St. Louis Rams gives the Jaguar offense a much needed boost. Jaguar WR's Dennis Northcutt, Mike Walker, and Troy Williamson were not considered No. 1 receiving options. The six-foot, 190 lb. Holt is definitely No. 1 on the depth chart at the moment.

This is major for the Jaguars. They now have some new options during the draft.

Vic Ketchman reported that the Jags may still be looking to draft another receiver in the first round to finally get the offense going.

The Jaguars also are in dire need of a DT and it would be to their benefit to go ahead and draft an OL.

After releasing Matt Jones and choosing not to re-sign Reggie Williams, the Jaguars' hand was forced to go after a receiver in the first round if they didn't get a deal done.  

Now, the Jags can breathe more easily (although they are not out of the proverbial woods yet) knowing that their expensive QB, David Garrard, has someone that should be able to make big plays.