A True Professional, Torry Holt Will Be Missed

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Published: March 14, 2009


... living legend to the obscure athletic foot soldier, everyone who has ever put on a uniform has felt the sting of being a helpless bystanders in your athletic exit strategy.

Michael Jordan know that pain and so do you. And the indignity does not feel any different when the end comes on a cut list pinned to the bulletin board in a high school locker room or when it flashes across the bottom of a TV screen crawl during "Sportscenter."

So now let's welcome Torry Holt and Orlando Pace to the club. Within a span of 72 hours, the last true vestiges of the greatest era in St. Louis Rams history had been handed their walking papers.

On Tuesday, seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Pace was cut, and then on Friday afternoon, Holt was also released.

Both Holt and Pace have some good football left in them, but his is and unforgiving business. And when a franchise is in the early stages of rebuilding, his-priced aging veterans-particularly ones wi...

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