Following a disappointing start to the season, the Houston Texans placed 5′-5″, 169-pound wide receiver and special teams standout, Trindon Holliday, on waivers yesterday. It didn’t take long for the Denver Broncos to place a claim on the small LSU product. The Broncos were able to claim him to the 53-man roster following the release of safety Duke Ihenacho.
During his 2012 preseason stint with the Texans, Holliday averaged 21.1 yards on 10 punt returns, 39.9 yards on 10 kick returns and scored a total of 3 return touchdowns in 4 games.
“A three-time SEC Special Teams Player of the Week at LSU, Holliday returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns during his career with the Tigers. An eight-time All American in track and field, Holliday won the 2009 NCAA title in the 100-meter dash with a 10.0 time. He ran a 4.34 at the NFL Combine and was selected in the 6th round (197th overall) by Houston in the 2010 NFL draft.”
The Indianapolis Colts were the only other team to place a claim on Holliday.
Holliday is expected to be a solid boost to a Broncos’ special teams unit that is desperate for big plays. Before now, there were no Denver playmakers able to establish good field position. As a result, QB Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ offense continuously started most drives around the 20 yard line.
Holliday has all the speed in the world, but a lack of consistent play and injury issues, have limited him to only 6 NFL games since being drafted in the 2010 draft.
Perhaps the change of scenery will be good for him.