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Report: Holt won't be cut today

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If the Bears are interested in Torry Holt, they will have to wait until the veteran receiver becomes available.

Last week, the Florida Times Union reported the Jaguars would release Holt and tackle Tra Thomas on Monday, which is the first day team are allowed to cut players. Now the paper is saying that the two are still expected to be given their walking papers, but it likely won't come today.

The Jaguars are reportedly open to releasing the two veterans as soon as possible to make it easier for them to continue their careers with another team.

New Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz might be interested in adding Holt, 33, because he and Martz enjoyed great success together in St. Louis and Holt knows the system. The Bears may also be looking to add another receiver or two since Martz's attack requires more multiple receiver sets.

Holt isn't the receiver he once was but caught 51 passes for 722 yards and no touchdowns last season.

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I advocated for this when Holt was released from the Rams and I still do. The Bears young WRs have some talent but having Holt there would greatly(!) increase thier learning curve and have that vet to learn from and lean on. Holt has been a stand-up guy his whole career and can do just about everything asked of him as a WR. Getting more selective with Hester's snaps to return to returning could open up more snaps for another WR to get in. Who knows, Holt could re-emerge under Martz for another couple of steller seasons all the while grooming Bennet and Knox to be the great tandom WRs a Martz O needs. Dispite how disappointed I have been with the Bears the last few years I love football too much and the Bears are my team so I stay smartly optimistic.

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