View Full Version : CP just made it official

11-09-2005, 04:01 PM
It's official
Fox 4 Priest on IR... not considered career threatening injury.

11-09-2005, 04:04 PM
Dr. Notes...

No permanent damage and should heal with rest.
Contact with head or neck is to be avoided.

re-evaluated in 30 days.

Priest will still be there in meetings and eating nachos in the booth at the games.

Brought Dee Brown in and has been given a physical and was practicing today.

11-09-2005, 04:05 PM
Priest is not retiring.

11-09-2005, 04:07 PM
Why put on IR?

11-09-2005, 04:07 PM
This can't be true, I don't have Priest on any of my FFL league teams!

11-09-2005, 04:08 PM
Something that began in training camp and gotten worse.

*** IMO - maybe that's the real reason LJ got some of the load ***

Thought about resting Priest for 30 days but we're short of roster positions.

Drs weren't concerned about paralysis.

DV: says it's described as a bruise.

Extra Point
11-09-2005, 04:09 PM
I'm sure management felt they owed it to PH, that when we win the SB, he gets a ring. In the meanwhile, more hot cheese on fritos.

11-09-2005, 04:11 PM
Why put on IR?

Very fishy. 30 days and reevaluate? BS. They kept Sims on the roster this whole season. They kept Barber on the roster this whole season. But they don't carry Priest. Come on.....Don't piss on my boots and tell me its raining.

11-09-2005, 04:11 PM
Can't keep three hbacks and DV told Dee Brown all along to stay in shape and be readyt.

DV had inclings that Priest was in more serious trouble around last night.

Got word of the seriousness this morning.

DV hasn't spoken to Priest.

DV knew that Priest was getting burners and tingling in his fingers in T.C. He didn't experience it at any time in his career.

Ended up being more severe and the blow to the head (wasn't a true concussion) but made it more pronounce.

11-09-2005, 04:13 PM
Priests' dad says Priest is very down and dissappointed.

Priest was to go sit down with the org. but because of the rumors he'd didn't think it was professional since it was already out.

DV looks pissed that it got out before Priest had a chance to speak to them about it.

*** IMO: That's odd considering he and CP backstabbed Gunther the same way ***

11-09-2005, 04:15 PM
Not going to bring any more rb's to the team.

DV says we won 4 straight without Priest... we can do it this year. :thumb:

Transition is easier this year since we experienced it last year.

11-09-2005, 04:16 PM
Dee Brown has been signed and will be active this week.

If Priest didn't suffer concussion he would probably be here practicing.

11-09-2005, 04:17 PM
Nov 09, 2005, 3:30:19 PM

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club has placed RB Priest Holmes on the Reserve/Injured List.

Holmes (5-9, 213) ranks first in Chiefs history with 5,933 rushing yards, 1,275 rushing attempts, 76 rushing TDs and 83 total TDs. He has played in 109 career regular season games (80 starts) with Baltimore (’97-00) and Kansas City (2001-05), carrying the ball 1,734 times for 8,035 yards (4.6 avg.) with 86 TDs and has caught 334 passes for 2,945 yards (8.8 avg.) with eight scores. In seven starts with the Chiefs this season, Holmes carried the ball 119 times for 451 yards (3.8 avg.) with six TDs. He also caught 21 passes for 197 yards (9.4 avg.) with a TD.
“We’re disappointed to announce that we’re placing Priest Holmes on injured reserve today,” Peterson stated. “This decision was made based on the advice of our medical staff and two expert outside medical consultants. The consensus was that Priest should cease to have physical contact for a minimum of 30 days and will then be re-evaluated. Our head team orthopedic physician, Dr. Jon Browne has a statement that follows in regards to Priest’s specific medical condition.
“At this time, we consider this not to be a career-ending injury. The doctors have indicated that Priest’s condition will improve by refraining from contact. As always, the health and well-being of our players is our utmost concern. Priest is a marvelously-talented performer and has been an extremely productive player as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.”
Chiefs head orthopedic physician Dr. Jon Browne stated: “No permanent damage has occurred either to the head or neck and no surgical intervention is contemplated. It is the collective recommendation of Dr. Robert Watkins, orthopedic spine specialist in Los Angeles, Dr. Barth Green, neurosurgeon in Miami and myself, head orthopedic physician for the Kansas City Chiefs, that further contact activity involving the head or neck should be avoided for now. Priest will be re-evaluated in one month.”
“After Priest sustained a hip injury in 2002 and a knee injury last season, there were numerous individuals who speculated that those injuries were career-threatening,” Peterson continued. “Of course, we know those reports were proven wrong. In fact, Priest rebounded from his hip injury stronger than ever and responded by setting an NFL single-season record with 27 rushing touchdowns in 2003. One should never doubt the resiliency of Priest Holmes.
“We fully expect that Larry Johnson will once again perform admirably in place of Priest, much like he did at the end of last season. Priest will continue to attend meetings and conduct his rehabilitation here in Kansas City. We fully anticipate that despite his absence on the field, Priest will continue to contribute to the success of Larry and our other running backs, as well as our entire football team. These are never easy decisions, but we believe this is the correct one for Priest at this time.”
Since the start of the 2001 season, Holmes leads the NFL with 76 rushing TDs. Over that span, the three-time Pro Bowler trails only San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson (9,020) with 8,293 yards from scrimmage and is second in the NFL behind Seattle’s RB Shaun Alexander (84) with 83 total TDs. Holmes has also seen duty in five playoff contests (two starts), rushing 42 times for 221 yards (5.3 avg.) with two TDs and was part of Baltimore’s squad that captured a victory in Super Bowl XXXV. The San Antonio, Texas prep product entered the league as a rookie free agent with Baltimore before signing with the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2001. Holmes attended Marshall High School in San Antonio and concluded his career at the University of Texas with 252 carries for 1,276 yards (5.1 avg.) with 20 TDs.

11-09-2005, 04:33 PM
Very fishy. 30 days and reevaluate? BS. They kept Sims on the roster this whole season. They kept Barber on the roster this whole season. But they don't carry Priest. Come on.....Don't piss on my boots and tell me its raining.

It's not easy to swallow. It appears that the changing of the guard is in the process.

Two things:

1) Sims got hurt within the first 15 minutes of the season. So it makes since they hold out on him if they think they can. Apparently they have thought they could. Same with Barber. This new ordeal with Holmes is once again at the halfway mark. You keep him on now when you just don't know and you lose a chance to replace his roster spot. That part doesn't bother me which leads me to ...

2) They say its not career ending but will improve without contact. Well, what happens if it is contacted? Would it be career ending then? What in the world don't they know now that they will in 30 days? That part does sound fishy.

What's going through Priest Holmes' head anyway? I'm tending to think this is an unoffical retirement. The Chiefs do tend to be really mysterious about these things.