NFL News & Rumors is reporting the New England Patriots will(or have) signed veteran wide receiver Torry Holt. Reports are the contract will be for 1 year at up to $1.7m. Holt was released earlier this year by the Jacksonville Jaguars after 1 year with the team. Good to see a guy like Torry postpone his inevitable future as a commentator for one more year in the league with a franchise like the Patriots.
We know the Pats will get a guy with great work ethic and someone who won’t let a finger pointing the wrong way get in the way of playing.
Sure, we all do (don’t we?), but we also need to be aware of the potential drawbacks.
It’s true: As an NFL player you may get all the fancy ladies, and the clothes, and the free creams and lotions — but you could also end up with a finger like the Jags’ Torry Holt up there (It looks like that permanently, Frumpsters).
Yeah, so for all of you out there thinking about trying out at your favorite franchise’s mini-camp this weekend — and I know there’s at least handful of ya — consider this your public service announcement for the day foreseeable future.
Rumor has it that during Holt’s days at N.C. State he used to tie one arm behind his back during receiving drills. That may or may not help explain things.
Either way, I’m adding this revelation to an already long list of reasons why I haven’t made a living catching a lot of balls. Make the jump for a clip of Torry discussing his “trophy” of a finger at a recent Jaguars press conference.