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Patriots Roster Prediction #30: WR Torry Holt

Player Name: WR Torry Holt

Experience: 11 Seasons in the NFL, FA pick-up by the New England Patriots

Past Role: Holt has been one of the greatest receivers of the past decade, if not one of the greatest of all time. Anytime someone mentions Randy Moss, Terrell Owens or Marvin Harrison as great receivers of the decade, Holt's name should be the next one mentioned (if not mentioned before TO). Unrelated, but also a fun fact, Moss, Owens and Holt have all been #81. Holt's now in the twilight of his career, but did well enough in the Jacksonville Jaguars' run first offense as the #2 receiver, being thrown to be an awful quarterback, to warrant a contract from the Patriots. While he was the #2 for the Jaguars, he won't have any of those responsibilities with the Patriots.

Predicted Role: Before training camp, Holt was expected to be the #2 receiver at the start of the season, with Wes Welker expected to be on the PUP list for the first couple weeks of the season and young WRs Brandon Tate, Julian Edelman and Taylor Price not ready for the starting role. With the return of Welker and the excited development of Tate, Edelman and Price, Holt is now possibly on the roster bubble. It wouldn't be surprising if he got cut, but until Welker is cleared 100%, Holt's spot on the roster should be pretty safe.

Predicted Season Numbers: 3 Games Started, 16 Games Played, 30 Receptions, 350 Yards, 2 TDs

Predicted Depth Chart: #5 WR

Summary: Holt's final season in the NFL, before he re-signs with the St. Louis Rams to retire, should be a pretty good one, but not excellent by his standards. He'll provide depth at the wide receiver spot, but should Moss, Welker, Tate, Price and Edelman be ready to roll come Week 1, Holt might be a roster casualty. If he sticks to the roster, Holt will put up solid depth numbers.