The Dallas Cowboys have added wide receiver Jesse Holley off their practice squad, Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Second-year offensive tackle Robert Brewster has been waived.
Holley (6-3, 215) began his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina in 2007. Holley spent five weeks on the Bengals’ practice squad that season, but was out of football in 2008.
Holley was the winner of Michael Irvin’s 2009 reality show, which earned him an invite to the Cowboys’ 2009 training camp. Holley caught three passes for 19 yards and returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown. Waived at the end of camp, Holley spent all of last season on Dallas’ practice squad.
In five pre-season games this summer, Holley caught 6 passes for 60 yards before being waived and re-signed to the practice squad in early September.
Signing Holley off the practice squad may shed some light on the availability of rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant, who hasn’t practiced this week due to rib and ankle injuries.
Brewster (6-4, 324) was a third-round pick (75th overall) out of Ball State in 2009 who spent his entire rookie season on the PUP list after tearing a pectoral muscle during pre-training camp workouts.
Brewster was active for the 2010 regular season-opener, but has been a gameday inactive the last three games. Because he was injured before he signed his rookie contract, Brewster has some base salary guarantees in 2011 and 2012 that the Cowboys would need to account for should Brewster clear waivers.