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WR Torry Holt signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

He had played his entire NFL career with the St. Louis Rams up to now. From ESPN-

Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt agreed to a three-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday that could be worth as much as $20 million.

The 32-year-old Holt agreed to a creative contract that grows financially based on the way he plays. The deal, a source told’s John Clayton, calls for three years with base salaries totaling $13 million. While there is no signing bonus, the first year of the contract is guaranteed.

The Jaguars worked a similar deal with left tackle Tra Thomas that rewards him with bigger salaries based on his playing time and his performance.

Holt chose the Jaguars over the Tennessee Titans, among other teams that were interested. He was released by the Rams and was considered one of the top receivers available via free agency.

If he was one of best available free agents at his position, why didn’t the wide receiver starved Miami Dolphins go after Holt?

Ah there is more to the story.

The deal lessens the need for Jacksonville to get a receiver early in this weekend’s NFL draft and gives the franchise its biggest weapon at the position since Jimmy Smith retired in 2006.

The Jaguars still might select a receiver with the No. 8 pick, especially since Holt will be 33 years old this summer and has been slowed by knee problems in recent years.

Then this personnel decision of the Jaguars makes no sense to me.

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