There's tons of scuttlebug that the Rams are going to clean house with new coach Steve Spagnuolo taking over. Among those in danger of being cut are former Titan Drew Bennett and former all-world WR Tory Holt. Expect the Titans to take a long, hard look at both players if they hit the market.
TitanRob has a variation on this story in the side bar, but on the heels of the report above ESPN's Rumor Central (Insider subscription required) has the following note about how the Titans nearly traded for Holt before the trade deadline:
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Rams would save $8 million by cutting or trading wide receiver Torry Holt before June 1, and a veteran scout at the Senior Bowl last month indicated that Holt and tackle Orlando Pace were being floated by the team as trade bait. The team would save an additional $6 million if Pace was cut or traded by June 1.
Holt's production dropped off sharply in 2008, as the team pushed to utilize Donnie Avery more extensively as the team's No. 1 wideout. His 64 catches for 796 yards represented the lowest total since his rookie campaign in 1999, and it was also 29 catches and 393 yards less than 2007.
A league source told the Post-Dispatch that Holt was nearly traded for a first-round pick before last season's trade deadline, and that the other team involved was the Tennessee Titans, a team that has lacked a game-breaking wide receiver for some time.
Listening to the interviews from all the stars at the Pro Bowl on Sunday, no one sounded more sincere than Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.Not Julius Peppers, who made it clear he wants out of Carolina. Not Anquan Boldin, who can't hide his ill feelings for the Arizona Cardinal organization.All Haynesworth did was reiterate what he's been saying since last year -- he desperately wants to stay in Tennessee.
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