A few years ago, I wrote that Torry Holt was the most under-valued receiver in the NFL. All he did was catch passes, score touchdowns and command the double team.
But Holt isn't that receiver anymore.
Holt was released by the St. Louis Rams Friday in a move that may expected, and he is now an unrestrcited free agent. For teams interested, here's a warning: He's a No. 2 receiver now.
Holt doesn't run like he once did. The ability to win outside, running by corners, isn't there anymore. He can still be a productive second receiver, but his 12.8 per-catch average last season was a career low. That shows a player slowing down, not a player who is still a player who deserves No. 1-receiver money.
Holt is a class act. He would be a great addition to a team that has young receivers who can learn from him. If I were the Dallas Cowboys, I'd give him a good look. He would help Roy Williams, who they think is now their No. 1.
But the New York Giants need a No. 1 receiver. If they think Holt is that guy, they are mistaken. He turns 33 in June and the numbers say the age is statting to become a factor.