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Texans release Holliday, add LB Barrett Ruud

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The Texans released return specialist Trindon Holliday, signed free agent linebacker Barrett Ruud and signed guard Cody White from the practice squad.

Coach Gary Kubiak said on Tuesday he was disappointed with his special teams, including the return game and Holliday paid the price.

He had a magical preseason, with retu touchdowns, but was not close to that kind of production through the first five games of the regular season.

"I can't be mad at them," Holliday said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "It's a business situation.

"Yes it's hard, but it's something you've got to get over."

Holliday said he was caught off guard by the move.

"I was very surprised," Holliday said. "It's just the way things go sometimes."

"I didn't see anything that went wrong. I was doing what he had to do."

He said he can put his finger on what went wrong with the return game.

"I can't say," Holliday said. "I can't really say why.

"I wouldn't do anything different."

Holliday say he received the news that he had been released from Gary Kubiak.

"I talked to the head coach," Holliday said. "He said it was a numbers game. That's basically it.

"Of course it's a low point. You come in, not saying you have your job  was secure, but you came in and you know it's just a numbers game.

'"That's all I can say about it right now."

Ruud is an eight-year veteran who was recently released by the New Orleans Saints.

He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005-2010.

Ruud had more than 100 tackles in four consecutive seasons (2007-2010).

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