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Super Fast Rookie Holliday Out for Season

The Houston Texans sixth round draft pick, Trindon Holliday, will be placed on the injured reserve and will have surgery Wednesday on his broken thumb. On Saturday, Holliday fumbled a punt and mishandled a kick upon return.  Coach Kubiak associated the mishaps to Holliday’s thumb injury which had him in a cast during the Texans’ training camp.  One of the fastest players to hit the field this year (a 4.34 40 in the combine and the reigning fastest 100-yard dash man in the NCAA), the former LSU Tiger was originally a long shot to make the team.  During minicamps Kubiak said that Holliday would have to prove himself as a receiver before being guaranteed the starting kick return role.  Hoping he’d do so, it would have presumably allowed third year receiver Jacoby Jones to fully hone his receiver role for the team.  However, Holliday’s broken thumb will require surgery and possibly end his stint with the team if another team acquires him once the Texans place him on waivers with the intention of placing him on their injured reserve.  For now, Kubiak and the Texans will have to decide what to do with the return roles.  Aged veteran Andre “Apostrophe” Davis has a great deal experience returning kicks and Jones can be prolific in the punt return role.

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