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Does Anybody Want Torry Holt?

With a resume like Torry Holt’s, you’d think the future Hall-of-Fame wide receiver wouldn’t have much trouble finding another job: 869 career receptions for 12,660 yards (a 14.6-yard average), 74 touchdowns and a Superbowl ring in just 10 NFL seasons. And he’s still only 32. Even last season, during Marc Bulger’s worst year as a starter, he still managed 64 receptions for 796 yards on a 2-14 team in rebuilding mode. He has been nicknamed “Big Play” because of his constant threat to beat the opposition downfield.

Call me crazy, but isn’t a week a little too long for an NFL team not to snap this guy up? I think my Patriots would have done it by now if they hadn’t already signed a couple of receivers this off-season. There are some teams out there with glaring needs for deep receiving threats. The Plaxico-less New York Giants come to mind, as do the run-heavy Minnesota Vikings.

The Jets, 49ers, Raiders, Bengals and Jaguars also look like they could definitely use a receiver of Holt’s caliber, even at his age. Perhaps it’s Holt’s refusal to restructure his contract– which broke down a possible trade to Tennessee- that teams have soured upon. Whatever the case, it seems strange that there’s so little interest in the Pro Bowler’s services. And apparently, he’s been out of the country on vacation all week. So it could still be a little while before we hear anymore relevant news.

Who wouldn’t want a receiver still capable of making plays like this at 32?


March 20, 2009 - Posted by | football | , , , , , , , , ,

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