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Jaguars Will Release Torry Holt and Tra Thomas on Monday

Feb 6, 2010 – 12:45 PM
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Josh Alper

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The Jaguars are going to get an early start on their offseason on Monday by cutting ties to a pair of veterans who were with the team for one year. Wide receiver Torry Holt and offensive tackle Tra Thomas will both be given their walking papers when the league allows teams to start waiving players after the Super Bowl.

Neither move is particularly surprising. The Jaguars drafted a pair of young tackles -- Eugene Monroe and Eben Britton -- early in the 2009 draft and Thomas, who signed as a free agent in March, only played in eight games all season. He started 165 games for the Eagles between 1998 and 2008, but it's hard to think he has much left in the tank at 36.

Holt had a decent season with 51 catches for 722 yards after signing a three-year deal with the Jaguars in the offseason. He didn't score a touchdown, though, and the Jaguars have Mike Sims-Walker and Mike Thomas poised to step into bigger roles. Holt will turn 34 before the start of next season, but his productivity should find him work as a third receiver with a team looking to add a veteran to their receiving corps.

If he does find work, it will wind up doing a lot for Holt's shot an enshrinement in Canton one day. He currently ranks 10th all-time in receiving yards, 11th in receptions and 27th in touchdowns. We'll see how Saturday's voting goes, but with players like Tim Brown, Cris Carter and Andre Reed struggling to get through the door, Holt will need some serious numbers to get himself a yellow blazer and a bust when his career does finally come to a close.
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