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Patriots Sign Two, Place Torry Holt On IR, Waive Ventrone

Torry Holt won't be catching passes for the Patriots this season.
Torry Holt won't be catching passes for the Patriots this season.

The Patriots made a few roster moves today.  The team re-signed wide receiver Buddy Farnham and added offensive lineman Brian Simmons.  To make room for the pair, the team placed veteran wide receiver Torry Holt on injured reserve, and waived rookie free agent Ross Ventrone.

Farnham is a rookie wide receiver out of Brown who was released by the team last week.  Farnham faces long shots to make the final roster, but is a strong candidate to land a spot on the practice squad.  Brian Simmons is a 6-4, 315 pound rookie free agent out of Oklahoma.  He is a long shot to make the roster, but should provide some depth on the interior line during training camp.

Safety Ross Ventrone injured himself in Thursday's game against the Saints.  It's unclear at this point whether Ventrone was flat out waived, or waived/injured.

The big news, of course, is that Torry Holt has been placed on injured reserve.  Although he wasn't released, as I speculated he would be earlier today, Holt's days with the Patriots are likely over.  It would be a long shot for the Patriots to re-sign Holt next offseason.  Holt, 34, signed a one year deal with the Patriots in April.