Giants sign Trindon Holliday

The Giants have signed Trindon Holliday to a one-year deal (Garafolo, March 17).

Holliday is a return specialist who brought back two kicks in 2013, one against the Giants in Week 2.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

This is getting surreal. The Giants haven’t made this many moves in eons.

What does this say about the health/future of David Wilson? Along with Quentin Demps, the Giants have their return spots pretty much covered. The Giants can afford to be overcautious with him now.


Here’s what Rotoworld had to say about Holliday, some positive, some not:

The soon-to-be 28-year-old is a dynamic return man but has fumbled 11 times the past two years. He averaged 8.5 yards on punt returns and 27.7 yards on kickoff returns in 2013. Holliday has four return scores in two seasons.




19 comments
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

Don't have the time or energy to read what everyone else was saying, but I'm not a fan of this signing if they're actually going to use him as a return man.  I'd much rather have a guy who averages 15 yards per return as opposed to a guy who is explosive but averages 5.5 fumbles over the last two years.

cole3244
cole3244

11 fumbles in 2 years hard to have faith in that type of production since ball security is so important.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Is this signing legit? I havent seen it on giants.com or ESPN yet

Dave
Dave

Great signings on the PR/KR front. Makes sure that Wilson or Randle will not be returning anything this year and avoid any unnecessary injuries, plus they really didnt do much. 

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Damn, Jerry Reese has really been active this past week, great to see!  As John said earlier, I guess "he got the memo" lol.  I really like most of the moves he made - fresh faces, new blood, and hopefully a new hunger to bring another Championship to the organization. John Mara will no longer put up with not making the playoffs and put his guys on notice it seems. The future is NOW - big changes were obviously needed. On paper at least we are greatly improved especially in the secondary where I now think we can say without hesitation we're a top 10 secondary. Not too shabby considering we were one of the worst the past 2 years. Of course Perry Fewell is going to have a lot to do with how well they play as well. He needs to put them in position to make plays. It looks like we no longer have to to draft a CB or Safety so we can clearly concentrate in other areas of need. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am drafting Offensive line in round 1. If Lewan is still there at 12, I am taking him without any hesitation. I want Pugh, Schwartz and Lewan together and physically beating up on the opposition for the next few years. Eli's window on being a top NFL QB will be closing within 3 or 4 years so keeping him protected is of the utmost importance. After taking an O Lineman in Round 1, I am going TE or Defensive line and then going WR in the middle rounds. No way I am going WR in the first 2 rounds because Cruz, Randal and Jernigan are pretty darn good already. Your mileage may vary. Anyway, good stuff by Reese so far. Hope he can keep it up...

Nick Correa
Nick Correa

Didn't we just sign Demps for the same reason?

Shine Solar-Ent
Shine Solar-Ent

Giants sign a greasey 99 speed Kick Return Guy..LOVE IT, keep it COming

Kevin Joseph Patrick
Kevin Joseph Patrick

I like it. The Giants are suring up their holes. The Giants were atrocious on ST last year. There were numerous times where they were stuck with starting field position inside their own 15 due to bad kick returning. Wilson was a solid KR, but Cox wasn't too good. This also gives them a PR so they don't have to risk injury to Randle, who wasn't spectacular but consistent. I really like this move.

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

Love it, he torched the Ravens with his kick/punt return skills in the Broncos playoff loss

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@ponzies86  


ESPN.com news services

Return specialist Trindon Holliday has agreed to terms with the New York Giants on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

At 5-foot-5, 170 pounds, Holliday's value is in the return game, where he had 1,046 yards and two touchdowns last year for the Denver Broncos.

Holliday has however been hindered by fumbling issues as he has coughed up the ball a combined 10 times over the past two seasons.



It was all good until the last sentence...lol.

spider43
spider43

@fast_eddie  ....  Don't forget, drafting of a WR might not be all that critical at all if Reese manages to bring back Manningham on the cheap. I'm sure Reese would still be tempted to draft a WR, but a Manningham signing probably means that a WR doesn't have to be chosen at all in the first 2 or 3 rounds... especially when you consider that there will be training camp casualties of WRs who get cut that Reese might pull off from the scrap heap as well.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@spider43 @fast_eddie  


Exactly... Manningham might actually be our best bet at bolstering the WR corp in the short term since he already has a chemistry with Eli. Mario was clutch in the Super Bowl run - caught a big TD in the NFC Championship game and of course made that HUGE catch in the Super bowl on the game winning drive. If we draft a WR he probably wouldn't be ready to contribute until his second year at the earliest anyway. And yes, scrap heap guys or UDFA's are always an option too. Regardless, things ARE looking up. I already feel much better about this off season than I did at this time last year where we did next to nothing..

Nick Correa
Nick Correa

How do you figure no? Demps had more return yards and a higher avg than Holliday....

dannym28
dannym28

@Nick Correa  likely the case, both will be back deep and if coughlin fixes his fumbling then were in buisness

Nick Correa
Nick Correa

@cedes My guess is Trindon will be the punt returner. But the fact of having both guys deep on Kick returns could be pretty bad @$$

cedes
cedes

@Nick Correa  Could be a competition thing... Hard to say... Demps doesn't return punts from what I've read on this blog. Don't know him too well.