The New York Giants seem to have a strategy for improving the team's kick return game in 2014 and that strategy is: Sign all the good kick returners from 2013. The Giants continued their effort to do that on Monday by adding former Broncos returner Trindon Holliday.
Holliday, who ranked fifth in the NFL last season with 27.7 yards per kickoff return, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal, according to the Denver Post. The addition of Holliday marks the second time in 48 hours that the Giants have added one of the league's top kick returners.
Over the weekend, New York agreed to terms with former Chiefs returner Quintin Demps. Demps ranked third in the NFL last season with 30.1 yards per kick return. Both Demps and Holliday should help bolster a Giants kick return unit that ranked 27th in the league, averaging only 21.2 yards per return.
Unlike Demps though, Holliday also returns punts and the Giants got a first-hand look at Holliday in action during the regular season. Back in Week 2, Holliday returned a punt 81-yards for a touchdown in Denver's 41-23 win over the Giants.
Holliday averaged 8.5 yards per punt return in 2013, ranking 17th in the league. In 25 career games with the Broncos, Holliday has four return touchdowns with two coming on punt returns and two coming on kickoff returns.
The most important part of this signing though is that Holliday will have a chance to get revenge on Colts punter Pat McAfee in 2014 when the Giants host Indianapolis. You can see below what McAfee did to Holliday last season. It was a hit that punters and kickers everywhere could be proud of.