Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reported Wednesday afternoon that wide receiver Torry Holt has received an injury settlement after being placed on injured reserve, which effectively makes him a¬†free agent.
This is obviously good news for the veteran, who was reportedly expected to undergo surgery this week on his knee.¬† The move gives Holt the chance to play this season if his knee is up to it, and should he find a new team that is in¬†need of¬†his services.
Many had hoped that Holt could earn a roster spot and potentially provide a veteran target for quarterback Tom Brady.¬† Unfortunately thanks to his injury,¬†things didn’t quite¬†work out.
Head coach Bill Belichick was asked yesterday if Holt could potentially stick around and be an active mentor with¬†some of the younger receivers, but Belichick responded, “I don‚Äôt think so.”
Needless to say best wishes to Holt, who was an entertaining and classy guy during his tenure here.¬† We wish him the best of luck.