The Tennessee Titans and Torry Holt could be a match — if the price is right.
Holt completed his visit to Nashville and with team officials on Thursday, and now apparently will weigh his options before making any decision on his future.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher said he thought the visit went well from the team’s standpoint.
“It’s a process, and this is the first step,” Fisher said. “We’d been in touch with him several weeks ago and set up the visit. He’s visited Jacksonville and visited us. I think it went well, and I’m really excited about what we have to offer. So we’ll see where it goes.”
Holt visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars last week before heading to Nashville Wednesday night, where he spent time with several Titans players that evening before spending the day with team officials at Baptist Sports Park on Thursday.
“He visited with all the coaches, and we did a physical. It’s a process,” Fisher said. “We’re pleased that he has interest in our program. He’s looking for the right fit, and I thought the visit went really well.”
Fisher added that there is no definite timetable to try and broker a deal with Holt.
Visits to other clubs around the league are certainly not out of the question for Holt as he makes his way through free agency for the first time after 10 years with the St. Louis Rams.
Holt, 32, has an accomplished resume’ with 869 career receptions, seven Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl ring to his credit.
He also has friends on the Titans roster in Alge Crumpler and David Thornton to help persuade him to come to Nashville.
For Holt’s part, the veteran wide receiver came away impressed with the Titans situation, according to his agent, Kennard McGuire.
“Torry was very impressed every aspect of the Titans organization,” McGuire said. “He felt the visit was very informative and productive.”
The question now becomes what exactly is Holt after?
If it’s a big payday or a guaranteed starring role in the offense, then the Titans are probably not the right fit for him.
If he wants to play a role, and perhaps a sizeable one for a team that needs receiver help, on a team that has a chance to contend, then Holt might have found the right landing spot.
Fisher said negotiating and finding a suitable price, if possible, is the next step in the process of determining whether or not Holt will wind up in Tennessee.
“I’m not going to get into financial issues, but that’s the next step. We’ll just have to wait and see,” Fisher said.
CJ OUT: Fisher confirmed that running back Chris Johnson has not been in Nashville for the team’s off-season workout. Johnson is working out on his own in Orlando, Fla.
He has been present at the facility during a portion of the off-season while he rehabbed the ankle injury he hurt in the AFC Divisional Playoffs, and Fisher is hopeful Johnson will rejoin the remainder of his Titans teammates soon for the workout.
“He worked in rehab on the all the way up through the Pro Bowl to the point where he thought he could play in the Pro Bowl, but he couldn’t,” Fisher said. “He was down here for a period of time then, but I expect him to rejoin his teammates in the off-season program very soon.”
QUARTERBACK UPDATE: The Titans remain in contact with free agent quarterback Patrick Ramsey about the possibility of bringing him in as a third quarterback behind Kerry Collins and Vince Young.
“We usually bring three or four quarterbacks to camp, and it makes sense to bring one in with experience,” Fisher said. “We’re still in the process. We’ve been in touch with Patrick. Patrick knows Mike [Heimerdinger] and knows the system. So it’s not something that we need to get done yesterday.”
As for other quarterbacks who might be available, the best of the lot would appear to be Byron Leftwich, who worked out for the Titans last August, and Rex Grossman.
“There are a number of veteran quarterbacks out there. Typically speaking, those that are out there usually wait to make sure they’re getting the right fit. It’s just the process we’re going through,” Fisher said.