Well, WR Torry Holt's finally on the street now, having just been cut by St. Louis.
And it's easy to speculate on this one, since he's already said he wanted to finish his career with the Panthers.
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But it's a lot more complicated now than it was a year ago when he and his brother were both daydreaming about careers here. Terrence never made it out of camp in 2008, and Torry may not get that far.
It's unknown whether the Panthers are as interested in him as he is in them. And because of their narrow salary cap margin, they're essentially at a sign-one/cut-one stage.
So for Holt to come here, they might have to sacrifice someone. When we were noodling around in this space before free agency (posing the hypothetical question rather than advancing any actual reportage), we wondered aloud whether it might have to be WR Muhsin Muhammad. At some levels, it makes sense.
Holt's younger, brings more of a downfield threat and could diversify the offense. But Muhammad's already here, is of more benefit to the run game, and because his best attribute is his run-blocking, he's of dubious use as a third-down only receiver. And since the Panthers are going to run, run and run some more, having three pedigreed receivers is a satellite dish on a single-wide -- a luxury at a time they can't afford some necessities.
I'm not sure the added pop to the passing game is worth the trade-off of losing Muhammad, but if they wanted to bring Holt home, that's a choice they might have to make.
What say you? Would you still be interested in Holt, if it cost you Muhammad?