Torry threatens to skip camp over contract

Updated: May 14, 2003, 11:47 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Torry Holt is entering the final year of a five-year, $10 million deal he signed as a first-rounder out of North Carolina State in 1999. But 'Big Game' is dissatisfied with his current deal, so much so that his agent, Greg Williams, said his client would not report to the Rams three-day minicamp that begins Friday unless he received a contract extension.

That's news the Rams would rather not hear. Coach Mike Martz has a love affair with passing the ball, but after losing Ricky Proehl and Ernie Conwell, the Rams couldn't afford Holt to miss significant camp time that could slow him down in the regular season.

"The situation is not unique to Torry," Jay Zygmunt, Rams president of football operations told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Any deal is just a phone call away. After so many years, you can expect the unexpected, but it's our intention to keep Torry here."