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Denver Broncos tinkering with new roles for KR/PR Trindon Holliday

The Denver Broncos have one of the best kick and punt returners in the NFL with KR/PR Trindon Holliday. In just 11 games for the Broncos, Holliday would return 5 touchdowns. 

Despite Holliday's success on special teams, the returner wouldn't have much work elsewhere. Holliday would just have 2 catches for 17 yards in 2012. 

If Denver's 2013 training camp is any indication, Trindon Holliday should find the field on the offensive side more for the upcoming season. Throughout camp, the Broncos have implemented Holliday a fair amount with the wide receiver core. On Wednesday, a day where Holliday would get the most work on offense, he would find another role for his team. He would take snaps with the running backs. On one play, Holliday nearly lost the ball, but would recover to bust a huge touchdown from the backfield. It would be the talk of camp Wednesday.

It is understandable for the Denver Broncos to insert the special teams specialist on offense if they can trust him to hold onto the ball. Holliday is one of the fastest and allusive players in the game. Defenses already struggle to keep up with Holliday, but would also struggle keep track of the five-foot-five speedster behind big offensive lines. If defenses hesitate with Holliday, it could be disastrous for them. 

Holliday's size is also a concern for injury if he gets a lot of work.

"You've got to be careful," coach John Fox said about Holliday's new potential role. "Sometimes back in the old days, long snappers used to (also) be other positions. And then they get whacked, and all of a sudden you don't have a long snapper. So we'll be limited on what we do with him."

If Holliday does find himself taking on a bigger role for the Broncos, do not expect him to get 10+ carries or targets a game. However, with Holliday's big play capability, it could be worth finding some regular playing time for him.

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