Holmes retires from NFL

By: AP
By: AP

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Priest Holmes has retired, cutting short
a comeback that had been hailed as one of the most improbable in
NFL history.
At an afternoon news conference today, the 34-year-old
three-time Pro Bowl running back confirmed speculation since he was
injured in Kansas City's loss to Indianapolis on Sunday.
He was out of football for 22 months after sustaining head and
neck injuries in a game in October 2005. But he showed up in the
Chiefs' training camp in July saying he had seen himself in a dream
playing football.
Holmes had started the last two games in place of Larry Johnson,
who will be out again this week with a foot injury. Kolby Smith, a
rookie who has only a few carries this year, will likely start for
the Chiefs (4-6) against Oakland.
Holmes is the Chiefs' all-time rushing leader with 6,070 yards
and accumulated 8,172 career yards rushing in 11 seasons with
Baltimore and Kansas City.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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