ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 13: Jesse Holley #16 of the Dallas Cowboys pulls in a pass against Terrence McGee #24 of the Buffalo Bills at Cowboys Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills 44-7. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
According to a team press release, the New England Patriots have agreed to terms with wide receiver Jesse Holley and tight end Tyler Urban. The moves seem to correspond with the recent release of WR Chad Ochocinco and the season-ending injury to UDFA tight end Brad Herman.
Holley, 28, has played with the Dallas Cowboys the past three seasons of his NFL career. The 6-foot-2 , 220-pound receiver played in 28 regular season games while in Dallas, totaling seven receptions for 169 yards. The undrafted free agent entered the NFL in 2007 with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was unable to make the team as a rookie. In order to resurrect his career, Holley appeared on Michael Irvin's reality show "fourth and long", where he was able to win the contest and final spot on the Cowboys' training camp roster.
Urban, 22, was an undrafted rookie free agent out of West Virginia who originally signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 30, before being released a week ago. While in college, he totaled 37 catches for 429 yards and five touchdowns. He will look to help out a depleted tight end group while Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Daniel Fells all mend their injuries.