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Braincase
11-09-2005, 10:57 AM
Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2218651)

Source: Chiefs star Holmes likely out for seasonESPN.com news services


Running back Priest Holmes, 32, is likely to miss the rest of the season, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com's John Clayton.

Holmes will continue to undergo tests on his neck and shoulder, but the source said his injuries are not believed to be career-ending.

Chiefs spokesman Pete Moris on Wednesday denied a Kansas City television report that Holmes had possibly played his last game for the Chiefs and could announce his retirement as soon as Thursday.

Holmes did not play last Sunday in the Chiefs' second game this season with Oakland, and Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said Tuesday that Holmes was undergoing a battery of tests to make sure he's neurologically sound after Holmes suffered a concussion two Sundays ago against San Diego. Holmes also is suffering from the aftereffects of a shoulder injury from the first Oakland game in September.

Vermeil is expected to update Holmes' status at his normal Wednesday news conference at 5 p.m. ET.

morphius
11-09-2005, 11:00 AM
I think I may go home for lunch and watch a soap opera, so I can feel like I'm on the planet reading about Priest.

siberian khatru
11-09-2005, 11:01 AM
That would make it 3 out of the last 4 seasons.

Bootlegged
11-09-2005, 11:03 AM
In related news, the Chiefs have reached an agreement with Hugh Douglass to fill Priest's roster spot.

siberian khatru
11-09-2005, 11:04 AM
In related news, the Chiefs have reached an agreement with Hugh Douglass to fill Priest's roster spot.


Dammit, that's gonna make it hard for us to sign TO.

Lurch
11-09-2005, 11:04 AM
Okay, Harry we can dismiss. This is cause for concern.

Braincase
11-09-2005, 11:08 AM
Okay, Harry we can dismiss. This is cause for concern.

I am concerned about Priest's health, but my concern with the Chiefs' offense is centered more around Willie Roaf.

Cochise
11-09-2005, 11:14 AM
Finally a reputable source.

My prediction is that DV will say today that he's doubtful for this week pending more evaluation of the injury, and then sometime in the next week or two he goes on IR.

Kclee
11-09-2005, 11:22 AM
At least we won't have to have a poll like this:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=16359

This could have hurt a lot worse without LJ.

jynni
11-09-2005, 11:23 AM
So far we seem to have three slightly conflicting reports:
1: Priest done forever
2: Priest done for season
3: Priest misses week 10

ITTA with Cochise - Priest is up to a third opinion - that can't be good.

BigRedChief
11-09-2005, 11:23 AM
Finally a reputable source.



Nov 9 Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs director of public relations Bob Moore said the team will not have any updates on RB Priest Holmes (head, shoulder) until sometime Wednesday, Nov. 9. However, he noted he does not think Holmes' injury is career-ending. Moore denied a report that Holmes may retire due to a spinal injury. Holmes' agent, Todd France, was unavailable for comment, but someone within his organization disputed the report and said suggestions of Holmes retiring soon were inaccurate. However, no one is discounting the possibility Holmes may be out an extended period of time, perhaps the remainder of the 2005 season.

sedated
11-09-2005, 11:29 AM
This is cause for concern.

I'm more concerned with who'll be our 2nd RB behind LJ.

He can carry the load without missing anything, but what if he goes down?

Swanman
11-09-2005, 11:37 AM
I'm more concerned with who'll be our 2nd RB behind LJ.

He can carry the load without missing anything, but what if he goes down?

This is where having Holcombe out for the year really, really hurts. He is a good backup FB but can also carry the rock if needed (Illinois's all-time leading rusher).

Sure-Oz
11-09-2005, 11:41 AM
Not good, lets hope he has to just sit for awhile, we will need him, LJ its time to shine. we have no real backup rb either.

Rausch
11-09-2005, 11:44 AM
Are there any respectable rushers out there?

Sure-Oz
11-09-2005, 11:46 AM
is greg hill still available??

tk13
11-09-2005, 11:50 AM
Are there any respectable rushers out there?
Well had the Packers not had 111 RB injuries it'd probably be Gado as our backup. I hope Priest is able to come back in some form because we are walking on thin ice with just LJ and nobody else. Now LJ is going to be the one taking all those hits and cheap shots Priest has taken over the years... people know if they can take him out they can finish us. Not a good deal.

TRR
11-09-2005, 11:51 AM
If Holmes is out for the season, it's time for him to retire. Holmes does no good to KC if he's going to get hurt every season, and miss extended amounts of playing time.

LJ's chance may come sooner than expected. Nobody doubts his on-the-field ability, but he is a headcase off. Can he stay out of trouble long enough to do something good in KC?

ct
11-09-2005, 11:52 AM
mr. mckenzie smith, paging mr. smith

ct
11-09-2005, 11:53 AM
If Holmes is out for the season, it's time for him to retire. Holmes does no good to KC if he's going to get hurt every season, and miss extended amounts of playing time.

LJ's chance may come sooner than expected. Nobody doubts his on-the-field ability, but he is a headcase off. Can he stay out of trouble long enough to do something good in KC?

starting to look like we're gonna find out

acasas4
11-09-2005, 11:53 AM
I'm concerned about Priest's health and our RB situation, but when will Jack Harry be denutted for saying Priest was retiring?:fire:

Chiefs Pantalones
11-09-2005, 11:54 AM
If Holmes is out for the season, it's time for him to retire. Holmes does no good to KC if he's going to get hurt every season, and miss extended amounts of playing time.

LJ's chance may come sooner than expected. Nobody doubts his on-the-field ability, but he is a headcase off. Can he stay out of trouble long enough to do something good in KC?

This post looks like an intro or a monologue on a talk show.

Can he stay out of trouble long enough to do something good for KC? Find out after the break, I'm Dr. Phil.

jynni
11-09-2005, 11:56 AM
I'm more concerned with who'll be our 2nd RB behind LJ.

He can carry the load without missing anything, but what if he goes down?
Good question.

Who is next on the depth chart?

sedated
11-09-2005, 11:58 AM
when will Jack Harry be denutted for saying Priest was retiring?:fire:

CP should march into 810, tie Jack-ass down, and take turns shoving various oddly-shaped objects into his rectum.

KChiefs1
11-09-2005, 12:20 PM
mr. mckenzie smith, paging mr. smith

you'd be correct