In another head-scratching transaction, the Buccaneers have once again released DE Scott Solomon (#60) and WR/PR/KR Solomon Patton (#86). The release of Patton is peculiar, given that special teams play was the least-problematic unit on the squad. Nonetheless, PR Trindon Holliday was signed in Patton’s place.
Holliday was drafted in 2010 by the Texans and stayed with that organization until 2012. He then moved on to the Denver Broncos for the 2012-2013 seasons. He was signed by the Giants in 2014 but never saw any playing time due to injury and was eventually waived two weeks ago.
The organization’s (read: Lovie’s) draw to Holliday probably has something to do with Holliday’s career stats: Holliday has four career returns for touchdowns in the regular season, and two in the postseason. He is the first returner in NFL history to have a punt return for a touchdown and a kick return for a touchdown in the same postseason game. Lovie’s next Devin Hester, anyone?
Also of note: Holliday is the shortest player in the NFL, currently standing tall at 5’5″.