Report: 49ers’ workout WR Trindon Holliday, David Fluellen


The San Francisco 49ers need depth in the return game and as a result gave return-specialist WR Trindon Holliday a tryout. Originally a 2010 sixth-round pick (No. 197) of the Houston Texans, Holliday was sparingly used while bouncing around a few teams including the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, that’s not to say that the diminutive yet shifty and fast wide-receiver didn’t make plays, as he became the first player in NFL history to record both a punt and kickoff return for a touchdown in a playoff game.

At 5-5 and 166 pounds, Holiday is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball evident by his 4.34 40-yard dash speed. To put that height/weight in perspective, that’s the same exact height and weight as me. But that’s where the similarities stop. A player with great field vision, Holliday has the ability to cut across the grain to gain leverage in open space. He makes sure-tacklers miss and can be a great asset to the 49ers return game if he can field punts cleanly which has been his weakness.

Whether they offer Holliday a contract remains to be seen but he would provide a presence that we haven’t seen before as he is electrifying. As of now it has been CB Perrish Cox on punts and rookie second-round pick (No. 57) RB Carlos Hyde¬†on kickoffs.

In other news, the 49ers also worked out undrafted rookie free-agent RB David Fluellen.

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