We haven’t seen Torry Holt since he left the Patriots after suffering a knee injury during training camp in 2010, but word out of St. Louis is that he’s about to sign a contract with the Rams.
There won’t be any comeback attempt, however. Tony Softli of ESPN 101 Radio in St. Louis reports that Holt will sign a contract with the team so that he can announce his retirement as a member of the team he helped get to two Super Bowls. Per Softli, Holt will sign the deal and then retire the next day.
It’s a nice way for Holt to officially go out, even if the fact that he wasn’t already retired comes as something of a surprise. Holt was a beast for the Rams from 1999-2007, making the Pro Bowl seven times, the All-Pro team once and earning a spot on the second team of the All-Decade team for the 2000s. His numbers dropped off considerably in 2008 and he didn’t make much of an impact during his one year with the Jaguars in 2009.
Holt finished his playing career with 920 catches for 13,382 yards and 74 touchdowns. Those are impressive numbers, although probably not enough for Holt to make much of an argument for the Hall of Fame. He played during an era filled with gaudy receiving stats and, as Cris Carter and Andre Reed will tell you, wide receivers have a hard time getting the call to Canton.