NFL.com is reporting that Torry Holt has been placed on injured reserve by the New England Patriots.
Holt has had issues with his knee that he apparently will not be able to get over, ending his season, and possibly his career.
The Patriots signed Holt to a 1-year $1.7 million during this off-season in hopes that he could be a decent contribution to their receiving core. Similarly to the Joey Galloway experiment last year, the Pats will not benefit from signing another aged veteran, this time due to injury.
Holt was a far cry from his days with the St.Louis Rams which largely contributed to his rank of 10th on the all-time receiving yards(13,382) and 11th in receptions(920). The Pats still hoped he'd be able to contribute. He had clearly lost a step on the Jaguars which led to his February release but he was still a formidable route-runner.
Holt had high hopes of a putting another ring on his finger by season's end but he will not get that chance.
Analysis: Holt was more of a potential bonus for the Patriots at 34 years of age than a player that they were going to need to rely upon. Moving on without Holt should not be a major issue for the Pats but it is difficult to see a legendary receiver and future Hall-of-Famer go out this way. His play will be missed.