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  1. Miguel

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    Pats have announced that Holt was placed on IR, Ventrone waived. Also re-sign Buddy Farnham and add OL Bryan Simmons.
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    Holt, we barely knew ye and your crooked finger...
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    Interesting.

    When did Holt get banged up?
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    Look for Ventrone to be IR'd once he clears waivers.
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    Miguel, is that Brian Simmons the OG from Oklahoma? Interesting if it is. Came out this year after a solid career and a strong pro day but went undrafted because a foot was deformed, I believe. One of his feet is a size 15 and one is a size 18, I think. I think the troubled foot grew down and in. I'm sure I have the details a little mixed up here, but if this is the kid, I recall him being a hardworking, intelligent, effective OG and I would be glad to see the kid get a shot here.
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    Who is OL Bryan Simmons? I was hoping for LB Brian Simmons.

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    It would have to be.
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    Interesting. Maybe this sheds some light on why he was having a non-descript camp. Stay tuned.
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    Too bad for Holt. I really wanted to see him on the field this season catching passes from T. Brady. That sucks!
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    I think we all wanted to see Holt catching passes from Brady.

    This definitely opens the door for Price and Tate to really step up..
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    That sucks... Now I really hope to see Tate a lot more. He should be great.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    Not everyone was fully convinced he'd make the cut anyway. Next man up.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    Interesting that they put him on IR. Chances that he ends up retiring?
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    I was really looking forward to him being on the field catching passes from T. Brady, but ah well. We have to move forward with the young talent we have on the team now.
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    According to Schefter and Reiss, Holt has a knee injury that requires surgery. This could be the end of Holt's career.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    So he's basically "Assistant coach - receivers"
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    why was he put on IR and not cut, if he has only a 1-year contract?
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    You can't cut a vested veteran who suffers an injury during practice.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    thanks for the info, didn't know that!
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    Too bad for the guy. Liked the signing. Can you imagine the panic here were this IR move announced weeks ago before collective training camp confidence built via Welker's unexpectedly early return, Tate's performance and Edelperson's spectacular game?
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    My guess is, beyond the wear and tear of a great career, he wasn't.

    It just became apparent that his skills stood little chance of displacing a promising player off the roster, and there was probably limited interest by both Holt and other teams in having him move on with another team.

    In that respect I'm thinking that IR was a nice respectful face saving move in which the Pats take the classy road, decline to cut a player of Holt's caliber, and place him on IR so that he can announce his retirement on his own terms.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    I have some question as to whether Holt is truly injured. It may be that IR was a nice respectful face saving move in which the Pats take the classy road, decline to cut a player of Holt's caliber, and place him on IR so that he can announce his retirement on his own terms.

    I believe, but am not certain, that players on IR collect their salary (as opposed to just the signing bonus) as opposed to those who are cut.

    If so this is an especially classy move by the Patriots because I think Holt's $1.15 million contract was mostly salary and not bonus.

    Moves like that make veterans want to play for Kraft and Belichick, even though there's no guarantee every veteran works out.

    EDIT - I guess Holt has a knee injury that will require surgery... so I guess he really is injured, but then again I'm getting my knee scoped in a few days and that's pretty minor surgery.
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    Wrong. He's having knee surgery. Unless knee surgery is also a face-saving move...
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    He will collect his contract I believe.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    He will collect his contract. Many contracts have injury clauses, reducing the compensation if there the player is injured.

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    Yeah - just saw that on the later report. So probably legit - but still, I'm having my knee scoped soon and that's surgery but pretty minor... something I could not have done for a few years if I wanted to put it off...

    There's a lot of players who might benefit from a scope to clean out their knees but are going to play through the season.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    That sucks. Doesn't seem like a lot of depth is left.
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    Re: Holt done for season, put on IR

    ????
    Our #4 from last year is now our #6.

    We have Moss, Welker, Edelman and Aiken back from last year.
    Aiken won't get any WR reps since we have SO MUCH DEPTH in Tate and Price.

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