Denver Broncos Add Trindon Holliday and Upgrade Return Game

Jennifer Eakins@@themondaymommy Contributor IOctober 12, 2012

August 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Trindon Holliday (16) returns a punt for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the 49ers at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
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In an attempt to revive their anemic return game, Denver acquired former LSU product, Trindon Holliday, off waivers yesterday. The move was made possible by the release of safety Duke Ihenacho.

This is a great pickup for the Broncos, whose special teams has been somewhat lackluster thus far through the first five weeks of the season.

They have been relying on league veteran Jim Leonhard for punt returns and rookie Omar Bolden for kick returns who have been averaging just 7.4 yards per punt and 18.9 yards per kickoff.

The 5'5", 169 pound Holliday was released by the Texans on Wednesday and should make an immediate impact on the Broncos' special teams. He averaged 19.4 yards per kick return and 9.2 yards per punt.

Don't let his size or numbers with Houston fool you, as he is a burner and this preseason scored three touchdowns off returns in a single game, a feat that is nearly impossible to accomplish, preseason or not. Holliday is a world class sprinter and adds a quickness that is much needed on this Denver special teams.

Holliday will practice with his new squad Friday and jump in immediately for Jim Leonhard on punt returns during Monday night's game versus the Chargers.