FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The career of veteran receiver Torry Holt could be close to ending.
The Patriots said they placed the 12th-year player on season-ending injured reserve Sunday, and he will have knee surgery this week, agent Kennard McGuire told ESPN.com.
"It's a great disappointment for Torry," McGuire said. "He saw this as a terrific chance to play with another great quarterback and being coached by one of the all-time greats."
Holt, 34, was entering his first season with the Patriots after playing for the Rams (1999-2008) and Jaguars (2009). He ranks 10th in league history with 13,382 receiving yards and 11th in receptions with 920.
Holt signed a one-year contract with the Patriots on April 20.
Meanwhile, quarterback Tom Brady had tape around the index and middle fingers on his right (throwing) hand during the walkthrough but went through the full-pads practice without his fingers taped. Coach Bill Belichick said Brady will be fine.
Selvie solid: Rams rookie defensive end George Selvie, a former USF standout, had a sack and forced fumble and created consistent pressure in a loss to the Vikings on Saturday. "George Selvie has a lot of promise," fellow end Chris Long said. " … He was out there hustling and making plays downfield. He's also a dangerous pass rusher."
Pouncey move?: Former Florida standout Maurkice Pouncey, the Steelers' No. 1 pick this year, lined up at center in the first quarter and didn't play at right guard until the fourth quarter in a win over the Lions on Saturday. It could be an indication he might play center rather than guard — the position for which he was drafted, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Bills: Running back Fred Jackson (broken hand) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which would include at least the first regular-season game (vs. Dolphins, Sept. 12), the Buffalo News reported. Running back Marshawn Lynch (sprained ankle) is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
Cardinals: Receiver Larry Fitzgerald said a precautionary MRI confirmed he has a sprained right knee, the Arizona Republic reported. Fitzgerald, injured in a win over the Texans on Saturday, said he will be conservative on the knee for a few weeks.
Cowboys: Starting right tackle Marc Colombo injured his right knee in practice and was to have an MRI, ESPN.com reported.
Eagles: Center Jamaal Jackson (knee) and guard Todd Herremans (foot) were taken off the physically unable to perform list and returned to practice. … Safety Antoine Harris has a foot sprain and went on injured reserve, ending his season.
Ravens: Tackle Jared Gaither (back) will be out 2-3 weeks.
Redskins: Long snapper James Dearth signed, but terms weren't disclosed.
Saints: Backup safety Usama Young (groin) sat out practice.
Texans: Rookie running back Ben Tate needs surgery for a "pretty severe" ankle injury suffered in Saturday's loss at Arizona, coach Gary Kubiak said. Tate's injury is still being evaluated, but he will likely have surgery Tuesday or Wednesday.
Titans: Rookie running back Stafon Johnson had his dislocated right ankle surgically repaired and could be out 8-12 weeks, coach Jeff Fisher said. Johnson was injured in Saturday's loss at Seattle. His senior season at USC ended in September when a barbell crushed his neck and larynx.
Son of ex-Bengal dies: Elbert Jovante Woods, 16, son of former Bengals running back Ickey Woods, died Saturday night at a Cincinnati hospital just days after collapsing from an asthma attack at home. Woods, who would have started as a cornerback at Princeton High, practiced Wednesday morning before collapsing that evening.
49ers 37, Colts 17: David Carr threw a touchdown and the visiting 49ers took advantage of three interceptions by Colts backup Curtis Painter. Colts starting quarterback Peyton Manning went 8-of-10 for 91 yards and led the team to a field goal and touchdown on its first two series.