It appears that the Jaguars are close to landing veteran wide out Torry Holt. Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that Holt, who has been looking at either joining the Jags or Titans, is close to making his way to the AFC South with Jacksonville.
The deal has not been finalized, but the sides remain in contact, and it could be done sometime this week. Holt has been out of a job since March 13th when he was released by the Rams right before he was due a roster bonus of $1.25 million.
He would quickly upgrade the Jaguars receiving core, as he’s a guy that can come in and right away be the teams number one wide out. Last season he had three TD’s along with 64 catches for 796 yards. He is currently ranked 11th all-time in pass catches with 869 catches.
The Jaguars wide out issues are well documented, as they released Matt Jones last month after he violated a plea agreement from an earlier drug charge. They also let go last years free agent bust – Jerry Porter and did not re-sign free agent Reggie Williams.