Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 6/197 -- Trindon Holiday, WR/KR, 5-5, 166, LSU, He played running back in college and might make a decent slot receiver in the NFL, but he was drafted to see what he can do as a kickoff and punt returner so Jacoby Jones can focus on taking his receiving game to the next level. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Trindon Holliday News
10/23/14 - KR Trindon Holliday was signed by the Buccaneers Tuesday (Oct. 21).
Holliday (5-5, 166) originally entered the league as a sixth-round draft pick (197th overall) of the Houston Texans in the 2010 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie season on Injured Reserve, Holliday spent the 2011 season and part of the 2012 season with Houston before being waived and signing with Denver, where he played the remainder of the 2012 and the 2013 seasons. This past offseason, the former LSU Tiger signed with the New York Giants, which placed him on Injured Reserve on August 30, prior to releasing him on October 6.
Holliday has played in 31 regular season games, totaling 80 punt returns for 752 yards, with two touchdowns, and 49 kick returns for 1,327 yards and two touchdowns. He has also appeared in four postseason contests, tallying three punt returns for 90 yards and a touchdown, as well as 12 kick returns for 344 yards and one touchdown.
Holliday is one of only 15 players in NFL history with at least three punt return touchdowns and three kick return touchdowns (regular season and postseason). Against Baltimore in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff Game (1/12/13), Holliday recorded the longest punt return in NFL postseason history (90 yards) and the second-longest kick return (104 yards), both for touchdowns, becoming the first player in NFL history to score multiple return touchdowns in a single postseason game.
10/06/14 - WR Trindon Holliday, who had been on the Giants' injured reserve e list with a hamstring strain, was released on Monday after receiving an injury settlement from the team.
08/31/14 - WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring/IR) had told reporters last week that he hoped to be able to practice when the Giants return from their long weekend. It's likely that at some point, the Giants and Holliday will come to an injury settlement, which would allow him to come off IR and pursue an opportunity with another team.
08/15/14 - WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring) remains unable to practice and will not play against the Colts. Holliday is in danger of not making the Giants roster.
03/18/14 - WR Trindon Holliday was signed by the Giants.
Holliday, who last season scored on a 105-yard kickoff return and an 81-yard punt return against the Giants, became the latest player to move to MetLife Stadium. He will join safety Quintin Demps, one of Sunday's acquisitions, as players expected to give the Giants' returns a much-needed jolt.
Holliday is the second former member of the AFC champion Broncos to sign with the Giants in the last day, joining cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
"It's great to get an opportunity to come out and be part of another team," Holliday said. "I'm signed to do a job and that's come in and help this team out on special teams as best as possible. I'll be ready to report.
"The team's going in the right direction. The Giants are trying to get back to their winning ways. This offseason has had some good things and I look forward to the rest."
Holliday's most recent memory MetLife Stadium was unpleasant -- his Broncos were crushed by the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8.
"It's not a very good one at all, but I'm willing to change those things around this season," he said.
Although he is just 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds, Holliday's speed and elusiveness have made him one of the NFL's most dangerous return specialists.
"Sometimes, I think my size is an advantage," Holliday said. "I can field the kicks and hide behind those big linemen when the other guys are coming down. It's hard for them to see me."
However, he lost his return job because of fumbling issues last season, and he said about coming to the Giants and coach Tom Coughlin, "We had the discussions already. He said him and me were going to get real acquainted with ball security. I don't have a problem with that. I've have had some miscues of handling the ball, but it's not going to take much for me to fix that."
In 31 regular-season games over three seasons, he has returned 80 punts for 752 yards (9.4-yard average) and two touchdow