Not much early buzz for former Rams WR Holt

Torry Holt against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2008 season. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Torry Holt has posted eight 1,000-yard seasons, all with the St. Louis Rams. (Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images)

Another decorated wide receiver hit the free-agent market Friday when the Rams released Torry Holt. He joins Marvin Harrison in free agency following Harrison’s release by the Colts last month.

Harrison is still looking for a job, and the market for the aging Holt could also be thin. The Panthers, Giants, Jets and Vikings aren’t considering Holt, according to reports.

From Charles Chandler of the Charlotte Observer:

    The Panthers aren’t venturing into the free-agency market because they don’t have the salary cap room and it doesn’t fit into their philosophy of retaining core players and emphasizing the draft. Plus, they already have starters in Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad, plus a young understudy in Dwayne Jarrett. Adding someone of Holt’s stature to the mix could actually complicate things.

From Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News:

    With rampant speculation about a possible Holt-to-the-Jets move, I did some additional digging and learned the Jets have zero interest in the Rams’ soon-to-be-jettisoned wide receiver. None. Zip. Nada.
    Oh, well, so much for that possibility. Holt-to-the-Jets seemed to make some sense, and I totally endorsed it yesterday in a blog post. After all, the Jets need another veteran receiver (just my opinion) and their new receivers’ coach, Henry Ellard, used to be Holt’s longtime position coach in St. Louis.
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