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Holt's tank getting low, but not quite empty

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. sees former Rams receiver Torry Holt as a potential mentor and limited contributor for teams needing help at the position.

The Rams certainly qualify as one of those teams, but they weren't going to pay him what his contract called for: No. 1 receiver money.

Williamson: Holt isn't equipped to play the role of a true No. 1 wideout who demands extra game planning from opposing defensive coordinators. I do believe that in optimal conditions, he could be a reliable chain moving target. A quarterback like [Kerry] Collins -- or Jacksonville's David Garrard for that matter -- would be very comfortable seeking Holt seven or eight times per game.

Holt's time in St. Louis ran its course, but Marc Bulger would presumably be very comfortable throwing to him as well.

One thing stands out upon looking at the leading receivers from last season: Almost all of the top 20 were playing with their original teams. Wes Welker, Antonio Bryant and Derrick Mason were exceptions. This wasn't necessarily a trend -- Randy Moss and Terrell Owens caught fewer passes than normal -- but Holt will need to find the right situation to pump up his numbers again.