Torry Holt to Sign with the St. Louis Rams, Then Retire

Justin Gibson@JustinNColumbiaCorrespondent IIIMarch 28, 2012

Torry Holt, a key component to the "Greatest Show on Turf," will sign a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams and then retire the next day, according to 101ESPN analyst Tony Softli.

Holt, who currently works as an analyst for the NFL Network, reached more than 1,300 yards every season from 2000-2005 as a Ram. He is the only wide receiver in the history of the NFL to accomplish this feat. He also was a seven-time Pro Bowler in 2000, 2001 and 2003-2007.

During his 10-year tenure with the Rams, Holt finished with 869 receptions for 12,660 yards and 74 touchdowns.

Drafted sixth overall in the 1999 NFL Draft, Holt signed a five-year, $10 million contract. He would go on to 53 receptions for 788 yards and six touchdowns his rookie season, which also included the Super Bowl XXXIV championship.

Holt requested to be released from his contract with the Rams in 2009. He went on to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars to a three-year, $20 million contract.

He was released the following year before signing a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the New England Patriots. He would be released several months later after being placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the season.

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