It wasn’t too long ago when Torry Holt played for the divisional opponent St. Louis, now Los Angeles Rams. Season after season, Holt left the Arizona Cardinals defense in the dust. The team just could not contain the former wide receiver. Now he will be wearing the red and black for at least minicamp, helping the wide receivers prepare for the upcoming season and the battle to make the 53-man roster.
- Vs Cardinals (15 games): 101rec 1,417yds 9TD
- Career Statistics: 920rec 13,382yds 74TD
Holt has played for the St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the New England Patriots in his 12 year career in the NFL. Unfortunately he suffered a season ending injury in 2010 and was released on an injury settlement with the Patriots. He retired as a Ram in 2012 and, at the time, his 13382 receiving yards was ranked 10th in NFL history. He is currently ranked 16th all-time in receiving yards and had eight consecutive seasons with over 1000 yards.
Here are some of his biggest achievements when he was an NFL wide receiver:
- 1x Super Bowl Champion
- 7x Pro Bowl Selection
- 1x First-team All-Pro, 1x Second-team All-Pro
The Cardinals currently have 13 wide receivers on the roster, including four rookies:
- Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, J.J. Nelson, Jaron Brown, Chad Williams, Carlton Agudosi, Marquis Bundy, Larry Clark, Aaron Dobson, Brittan Golden, Krishawn Hogan, Chris Hubert, Jeremy Ross
Update: Ellington back to RB
Holt along with Larry Fitzgerald, Darryl Drake, and Kevin Garver will help coach and mentor a very young group of wide receivers. Chad Williams should now be the center of attention for the Cardinals as he will now have two All-Pro wide receivers to learn from to improve his football mentality and technique to become the team’s future number one wide out. In addition to Fitzgerald and Williams, Nelson and both Browns are pretty much locks to make the 53-man roster. Assuming that there is one receiver spot remaining, the rest of the receivers will have to step up and Holt will be able to aid in their development.