The St. Louis Rams continued their efforts to get younger and rebuild on Friday by releasing seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Torry Holt. The move, along with the earlier release of Orlando Pace, saves the Rams $14 million in cap room for the upcoming season.
Holt can probably still be a very productive receiver in the NFL. Last season was the first year since 1999 that Holt did not record over 1,000 yards and that can mostly be blamed on a horrible offensive line that couldn't protect Trent Green and Marc Bulger.
Any time a receiver is on the market, the Eagles will be the first name to pop up, as they have been all offseason. I wouldn't be surprised to see Donovan McNabb blog about it any day now. Holt would be a nice complement to DeSean Jackson and would give Philadelphia the receiving corps they've longed for since the departure of Terrell Owens.
But other teams will also come calling. The Jets would be a logical fit, although they have apparently said they have no interest. The 49ers, Bears and Vikings would also make sense since they are also starved for a big-play WR.
The Anquan Boldin situation will undoubtedly also play into this, as teams would probably rather have him than Holt. But obtaining Boldin would require a trade, where Holt can be had for only money.
If I were a betting man, which I am, I'd put my money on Boldin staying in Arizona and Holt winding up with the Iggles.