Patriots sign WR Holley, two others

Patriots sign WR Holley, two others
June 11, 2012, 9:54 pm
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The Patriots announced Monday that they have signed wideout Jesse Holley, who has played the last two seasons with the Cowboys. The two-year veteran has played in 28 games, catching seven passes for 169 yards.

Holley, 28, got his start with the Cowboys by winning Michael Irvin's reality TV show "Fourth and Long" in 2009. As a reward, he earned a spot on the Dallas training camp roster. He spent the entire 2009 season and part of the 2010 season on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster in the middle of the 2010 season. He is 6-foot-2, 200 pounds.

Holley is now the 11th receiver on the Patriots' active roster.

The Patriots also signed second-year offensive lineman Mike Ingersoll and rookie free agent tight end Tyler Urban.

Ingersoll, 24, began his career with Kansas City but was released by the Chiefs after training camp last season and was signed to the Tampa Bay practice squad in December for the final month of the season.

Urban, 22, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Tampa Bay out of West Virginia. He was released in mid-May. Urban played as a wide receiver and tight end during his college career and put together 37 receptions for 429 yards and five touchdowns for the Mountaineers.

The terms of the contracts were not disclosed.