Free agent wide receiver Torry Holt played the role of coach during Rams player-organized workouts earlier this week, and Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Holt hasn’t ruled out playing in 2011.
“I haven’t retired,” Holt said. “I’m going to continue to keep my options open. I’m training right now. So if something comes about — great. If not, hey, the NFL Network has been good to me. They gave me an opportunity to talk football, stay around the game. We’ll see.”
A seven-time Pro Bowler, Holt was selected by the St. Louis Rams with the sixth overall pick of the 1999 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State In 173 career games, Holt has 920 receptions, which ranks him 11th all-time, and 13,382 yards, which ranks 10th all-time. Holt has 74 receiving touchdowns, and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s.
Holt, who’ll turn 35 next month, spent 2009 with the Jaguars, catching 51 passes for 722 yards. After being released by the Jaguars last February, Holt signed a one-year deal with the Patriots.
A knee injury last summer landed Holt on injured reserve and in the studios of the NFL Network, where he worked as analyst during the 2010 season.
“If I play another down, great,” Holt said. “If I don’t, I’ve really enjoyed playing in the National Football League. I really enjoyed what the game did for me and my family. And I hope I was able to give the game what it gave me. As well as the city of St. Louis. I love the city.”