Denver announces Holliday claim

To spark some life into a porous punt return game, Denver has announced it has claimed diminutive returner Trindon Holliday. He was cut by Houston on Wednesday.

He replaces Jim Leonhard as the returner. Denver cut safety Duke Ihenacho to make room for Holliday.

Holliday, 5-foot-6, 169 pounds, is a speedster who has the ability to make things happen on special teams.

Meanwhile, Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas (hip) and left tackle Ryan Clady (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday in preparation for Monday’s game at San Diego.

In other AFC West news:

San Diego left tackle Jared Gaither (groin) is getting rested Thursdays. The team is hopeful he can play Monday.

Oakland defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (foot) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) did not practice.