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Postby stomperrob » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:13 pm

Torry Holt tells St. Louis Rams he wants out
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
03/05/2009

Seven-time Pro Bowler Torry Holt, a mainstay of the Rams' Greatest Show on Turf teams, has asked for his release, league sources told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday. But the Rams still have 12 days to grant his wish.

Holt, 32, is due a roster bonus of $1.25 million March 17, so it's highly unlikely he will be a Ram beyond then. But the Rams could still try to trade him until then, meaning any potential trade partner wouldn't have to compete for his services, as would be the case if he were released.

Today marks only the seventh day of the free agency period. But more than 100 players already have either signed with new teams or re-signed with their old squad. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been committed in new contracts. MORE RAMS

Realizing he no longer fits in the team's plans, Holt is seeking closure on his time in St. Louis, as well as an opportunity to find a job ASAP.

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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby bungle613 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:15 pm

Rumour is that they are only asking for a 4th or 5th for him and can't get it.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby mattb47 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:30 pm

bungle613 wrote:Rumour is that they are only asking for a 4th or 5th for him and can't get it.


Yea, if all these teams know that they are going to cut him eventually anyway they aren't going to give up a draft pick like that for him.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby DemonDeacon » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:12 pm

mattb47 wrote:
bungle613 wrote:Rumour is that they are only asking for a 4th or 5th for him and can't get it.


Yea, if all these teams know that they are going to cut him eventually anyway they aren't going to give up a draft pick like that for him.


agreed. Holt is a VERY old 32... i cant imagine he'll get much playing time anywhere he goes, unless its Tennessee or Miami.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby Kensat30 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:32 pm

If guys like Houshmanzadeh and Owens are getting cut, there is no way a guy like Torry Holt is going to get traded.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby TheDiplomats » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:41 pm

DemonDeacon wrote:
mattb47 wrote:
bungle613 wrote:Rumour is that they are only asking for a 4th or 5th for him and can't get it.


Yea, if all these teams know that they are going to cut him eventually anyway they aren't going to give up a draft pick like that for him.


agreed. Holt is a VERY old 32... i cant imagine he'll get much playing time anywhere he goes, unless its Tennessee or Miami.

I disagree on that last note. Holt may not have his great deep speed but he still has great hands and impeccable route running. I think he would make an excellent #2 WR on any team in the league. If he lands in the right spot, 1000+ yards and 6+ TDs is very realistic.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby LoveBoatCaptain » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:02 pm

For what it's worth, I think Holt is extremely underrated at this point.

I would welcome him into Minnesota as our WR2 with open arms.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby mattb47 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:52 pm

TheDiplomats wrote:
DemonDeacon wrote:
mattb47 wrote:
Yea, if all these teams know that they are going to cut him eventually anyway they aren't going to give up a draft pick like that for him.


agreed. Holt is a VERY old 32... i cant imagine he'll get much playing time anywhere he goes, unless its Tennessee or Miami.

I disagree on that last note. Holt may not have his great deep speed but he still has great hands and impeccable route running. I think he would make an excellent #2 WR on any team in the league. If he lands in the right spot, 1000+ yards and 6+ TDs is very realistic.


I agree...I wasn't insinuating that he can't be productive when I was stating that, it was more about the fact that teams just won't trade for him and give up a draft pick if they can sign him instead once he gets released. He'll find a good home somewhere and he's easily still a #2 WR on most teams...I wonder if we could see him somewhere like Indianapolis? His crisp route running in that offense would be a perfect fit if he's willing to not get a huge contract.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby fantasizing » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:06 pm

Tennessee seems like a very logical landing spot for him. A veteran receiver in Hold with a veteran QB in Collins would mean a short learning curve, and high productivity within a few games into the season.
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Re: Torry Holt wants out

Postby bungle613 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:44 pm

LoveBoatCaptain wrote:For what it's worth, I think Holt is extremely underrated at this point.

I would welcome him into Minnesota as our WR2 with open arms.



I'll 2nd that
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