It appears that Torry Holt won’t be visiting the Tennessee Titans or any other NFL team soon.
The reason — Holt is currently out of the country on vacation, according to a league source, so barring the unlikely decision by Holt and his agent to sign somewhere sight unseen, it appears that the wide receiver will wait at least a few days before making his decision on the next stop of his football career.
Holt was released by the St. Louis Rams after 10 seasons there over the weekend, after the club did not wish to pay a $1.25 million roster bonus that would have been due on Tuesday.
The Titans are one of several clubs interested in taking a look at Holt, who had 64 receptions last year for the 2-14 Rams.
Tennessee is still in the market for at least one more wide receiver, having signed Nate Washington, but losing Brandon Jones to San Francisco. Also, the Titans have yet to do any negotiating with Justin McCareins, who is also an unrestricted free agent.
Behind Washington and Justin Gage, the Titans are completely inexperienced at the receiver position with little used Lavelle Hawkins, Paul Williams and Chris Davis available.
Other clubs who could have interest in Holt include the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and perhaps the Philadelphia Eagles.
CARR DRIVES AWAY: Whether the Baltimore Ravens promised Chris Carr the additional playing time he so coveted on the free agent market remains to be seen. But in any event, Carr’s signing with the Ravens for two years and $5 million on Saturday leaves the Titans with a hole to fill not only in their secondary, but more importantly, in the return game.
Carr helped the Titans lead the NFL in kickoff returns last season after coming over as a restricted free agent from the Oakland Raiders on a one-year deal.
As a cornerback, Carr would not have been more than the dimeback in Tennessee, something that restricted free agent Jarrett Bush might handle if the Green Bay Packers choose not to match the offer sheet the Titans signed him to on Friday.
In any event, the Titans are still in need of a return man. Rafael Little is a possibility, but the Titans are looking at all options, including recent visitors Justin Miller of Oakland and Mark Jones of Carolina.
OFFSEASON PROGRAM: The Titans' offseason program officially starts Monday. The workouts are voluntary, but the Titans expect close to 100 percent participation this season.