According to a report from Pro Football Talk, the Broncos will not be tendering a contract to return specialist Trindon Holliday, making him a free agent.
The Broncos caught lightning in a bottle with Holliday in the 2012 season after he was waived by the Houston Texans. Holliday ended up being a very valuable addition for the Broncos, returning four kicks/punts for touchdowns as well as scoring on two return touchdowns in the Broncos’ divisional round loss to the Baltimore Ravens a couple of years ago.
Holliday was far too inconsistent, however, muffing too many punts, not providing the Broncos an additional weapon offensively, and fumbling the football.
He was replaced last year by Wes Welker, who was replaced by Eric Decker. The Broncos couldn’t find a winning combination so they are opting to move on and start from scratch.
One thing that Holliday gave the Broncos was a consistent home run threat in the return game. They will need to find a way to replace that but get someone who doesn’t fumble the ball all the time.