The Broncos have been assigned wide receiver Trindon Holliday via waivers, a day after he was let go by the Houston Texans, the team announced on Thursday.
The second-year wideout, who has seen time as a kickoff and punt returner, appeared in all five games to start the 2012 season for Houston.
Holliday has returned 16 punts, averaging 9.2 yards per return with a long of 36 yards this season. He has also returned 10 kickoffs for an average of 19.4 yards.
During the preseason this year, he averaged 21.1 yards on 10 punt returns with two touchdowns and 39.9 yards on 10 kick returns with one touchdown.
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.
At 5-foot-5 inches, Holliday becomes the shortest player to ever see time on the Broncos’ active roster.
To make space for Holliday on the roster, the team waived rookie safety Duke Ihenacho.
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