Could Torry Holt be the guy to make us forget our discontent over the lack of movement by the Vikings in the free agent market this off-season? He’s certainly available. The Rams have been trying to trade him for days, but there’s absolutely no market for him at all. The frustration has only mounted for Holt who has now asked the team to outright cut him so he can make his own deal some place. The Rams have until March 17th, the day he’s due a $1.25 million roster bonus, to figure out what they want to do.
Holt, at one point one of the best 5 receivers in the league without question, saw a precipitous drop-off in his production in 2008: His 64 receptions and 796 yards were his lowest totals since his rookie season of 1999, and his 3 touchdowns were the fewest he has ever scored in a season. Part of the issue was that the Rams simply stunk last year, but there’s also no doubt that Holt’s speed isn’t what it was before the knee injury that hampered him throughout 2007.