NFL.com is reporting that seven-time Pro Bowl WR Torry Holt is close to finalising a deal with the Jaguars. Apparently he had also spoken to the Titans.
As I’ve said before, we have greater needs than WR leading up to the draft, but it is universally acknowledged that we still need a go-to guy. Even if we did pick one in the first round, it’s unlikely he would be that sort of player in his first season, so why aren’t we looking to bring in a veteran?
This year’s free agency has been pretty strong for WRs. We’ve already missed out on TO, but that maybe not such a bad thing, for the same reason Burress doesn’t seem to be attracting too much attention. However, Houshmandzadeh has also gone, as has Coles, and the Dolphins didn’t seem to be strongly associated with either of them.
We have some talent at WR, so we can afford to sign up a veteran to a one year contract to address a short term need, while grabbing more of a project WR in the later rounds and seeing if we can get them up to scratch a year or two down the line.
So I don’t understand why we’re not talking to players like Torry Holt, who surely has at least one more decent season left in him, or even Marvin Harrison. Is it a salary cap thing?
I’m not too disappointed that we’re not looking to trade for players like Boldin, Edwards and Ocho Cinco, because the price could well be too high in terms of draft picks and salary cap hit, but surely we should have been considering Holt. Looks like it’s too late now.