Traeshon Holden rollercoaster continues, WR reinstated by Oregon

Alabama wide receiver Traeshon Holden (11) Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama wide receiver Traeshon Holden (11) Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports /

It has been a rough start to the year for transfer wide receiver Traeshon Holden. The former Alabama wideout came to Oregon football via the transfer portal and before even stepping foot on the practice field, has been dismissed and is now reinstated to the team.

Holden transferred to Oregon from Alabama back in December of 2022 in the hopes of becoming a productive player on offense. The Ducks lost some key pieces including Chase Cota to graduation as well as Dont’e Thornton and also Seven McGee who did not finish the 2023 season with Oregon football.

In having Traeshon Holden, the Ducks had an athletic and experienced player who could fill multiple positions in their offense.

Holden was arrested on multiple charges last week by the Eugene Police Department and almost immediately, Oregon football and Dan Lanning made the announcement that Holden was dismissed from the team.

The original set of charges included Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Coercion. After the Lane County District Attorney reviewed the case, including the police body cam footage, they announced the charges against Holden were to be dropped.

As the news was received by the University of Oregon, the decision was made to reinstate Holden to the team. The former Crimson Tide wideout has yet to play a down on the field for Oregon and this is clearly not the type of coverage the team wants heading into Head Coach Dan Lanning’s second season in Eugene.

Holden was productive in his time at Alabama playing 21 games in three seasons and scoring 7 touchdowns and is expected to compete for the Z slot on the Ducks offense that was vacated by Chase Cota. If there are depth issues at the other positions, his experience may come into play there as well.

Oregon Spring Camp begins in a month leading up to the annual Spring Game set for Saturday, April 29th at 1 pm Pacific Time.

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