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Report: Falcons host Trindon Holliday

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The Falcons have reportedly shown an interest in perhaps the NFL’s swiftest kick returner.

Broncos return specialist Trindon Holliday was slated to visit Atlanta on Saturday, Jason La Canfora of CBS reported earlier in the day.

Holliday, 27, was not tendered as a restricted free agent by Denver, leaving him free to go elsewhere. He has returned a punt and kickoff for a score in each of the last two seasons, and he returned a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown in Denver’s divisional-round loss to Baltimore in the 2012 playoffs. Boasting rare speed, the 5-foot-5, 170-pound Holliday can spark a return game with his gifts.

However, Holliday offers most of his value on special teams; he has not been a major part of the offense in his stints with Houston or Denver. Moreover, his size limits his deployment. Finally, ball security is a major issue with Holliday. He has fumbled five times in each of the last two seasons.

Were the Falcons to sign Holliday, they would be able to take key running back Jacquizz Rodgers off of kickoffs and cornerback Robert McClain off of punts. What’s more, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Atlanta had designs on at least seeing what Holliday could do on offense. That said, Holliday’s body of work suggests he’s a special teams slugger, a player capable of both home runs and strikeouts.

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13 Responses to “Report: Falcons host Trindon Holliday”
  1. hartcarluncarlun says: Mar 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    Would be a nice pick up for the Falcons!!

  2. bupkis2014 says: Mar 15, 2014 8:07 PM

    As always, Mike Brown is asleep during free agency. It will be up to Andy Dalton to carry the team on his shoulders. He’s more than up to it. If he had competent coaches and teammates he would already have three rings.

  3. jkaflagg says: Mar 15, 2014 8:24 PM

    For every big run back you’ll also get a big turnover, as this guy just isn’t strong enough to hang onto the ball if he takes a good hit…..roll of the dice which one you’ll get.

  4. The Red Rifle says: Mar 15, 2014 8:24 PM

    bupkis2014 says:
    Mar 15, 2014 8:07 PM
    As always, Mike Brown is asleep during free agency. It will be up to Andy Dalton to carry the team on his shoulders. He’s more than up to it. If he had competent coaches and teammates he would already have three rings.
    ______________________

    This. ^^^

  5. wattso99 says: Mar 15, 2014 8:48 PM

    Holliday is a burner, but not a football player. always tough to give up a roster spot for a guy that only returns.

  6. dbara43 says: Mar 15, 2014 8:58 PM

    Yeah I think if you actually watched the Super Bowl you saw the NFL’s Swiftest Kick Returner in action at the start of the second half. Here’s a hint: it wasn’t Holliday.

  7. bigpoppa5501 says: Mar 15, 2014 9:39 PM

    And he is really susceptible to getting dusted by a vicious hit from a punter!

    Still one of the best hits of last season.

  8. raiderapologist says: Mar 15, 2014 10:17 PM

    bupkis2014 says: Mar 15, 2014 8:07 PM

    As always, Mike Brown is asleep during free agency. It will be up to Andy Dalton to carry the team on his shoulders. He’s more than up to it. If he had competent coaches and teammates he would already have three rings
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    He has already shown he can’t even carry his offense.

  9. kane337 says: Mar 15, 2014 10:38 PM

    Just do it.

  10. filthymcnastyog says: Mar 15, 2014 10:56 PM

    @ jealous hater nation

    everything the Patriots do makes the news because they are relevant.

    don’t you wish your team was relevant?

    and the Patriots haven’t won a Superbowl since-

    Tedy Bruschi, Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel, Willie Mcginest,Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, ect ect ect…

    who cares about their division? I’m pretty sure they played every division in the NFL the last 13 years and what have they done to everyone of your teams? Dominated! hell they can win 11 games with Matt Cassel as their quarterback.

    Hate on haters! Boston loves it! there’s nothing you can say or do to erase the statistics that will go down as the greatest era in football history! you’ll be dead and their decade and a half of dominance will live on in football infamy!

  11. bmd2099 says: Mar 15, 2014 11:10 PM

    Not worth anything above minimum.

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 16, 2014 8:25 PM

    Could be a nice pick up for kick returns but shouldn’t the Falcons be looking at offensive tackles and DEs?

  13. atlfan31833 says: Mar 17, 2014 10:26 AM

    Barring fumbles or injury it would be nice to have a returner that doesn’t just run the ball straight into the pack of defenders or take a knee in the endzone.

    Too many times when the chance was taken, the ball ended up less than the 20 yard line. VERY FRUSTRATING as a fan!

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