It’s been a rough season for rookie safety Gerod Holliman but at least it sounds like it is ending on a positive note for him.
Holliman, who was drafted this year by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round out of Louisville, was signed to the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.
While Holliman will only get in a few practices with the Buccaneers prior to the season ending on Sunday, the fact that he’s now on their practice squad this late in the season could result in him signing a Reserve/Futures contract in the coming weeks.
After Holliman led the nation with 14 interceptions last season at Louisville, he was named the Jim Thorpe Award (Nation’s top defensive back). However, his lack of effort and ability to tackle is what ultimately led to him dropping to the last round of the draft.
During the preseason, Holliman received very little playing time in the Steelers five exhibition games and he registered only 3 total tackles and 1 special teams tackle prior to being waved during the final round of cuts. While he received a few tryouts during the season, Holliman was never signed by another team.