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The Poz
05-24-2006, 11:06 PM
Sorry if this is a re-post

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/9459005

By Adam Schefter
Special to NFL.com

DENVER (May 24, 2006) -- Mystery continues to follow Kansas City running back Priest Holmes the way defenders used to, but at least now there are some answers.
A high-ranking Chiefs official said Holmes would undergo more neurological tests in late June and early July to help determine whether the running back can continue playing football. But even if those tests do not yield the answers that Holmes or the Chiefs want, Kansas City already has developed a contingency plan.
The Chiefs are considering the idea of placing Holmes on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which means the running back and the team could delay any decision on the player's future until the fall. If Holmes were able to return, the Chiefs would be thrilled to get back a player of his caliber. If not, they would have exhausted every option possible, giving Holmes as much time as he needed to return.
Either way, it doesn't seem as if Holmes' return is imminent, and the waiting game will continue well into training camp and possibly into the regular season. Already, Holmes is not participating in the team's Organized Team Activities at the team's Kansas City training complex. He has been absent, choosing instead to work out at his home in San Antonio.
The 32-year-old Holmes has been there for much of the time since recovering from a helmet-to-helmet collision with San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman during a midseason game in San Diego.

blueballs
05-24-2006, 11:08 PM
do not be sorry
it's like blood in the
water for sharks

chefsos
05-24-2006, 11:10 PM
First time I've seen it. Nice bit of info; I feel like I know a little more now about Priest's situation than I did 5 minutes ago.

DaFace
05-24-2006, 11:18 PM
For those who know how this stuff works - does he get paid full salary if he's on PUP the whole year, or can we use some of that money on others?

Count Alex's Wins
05-24-2006, 11:20 PM
This is a sad way for a player to go out.

Rausch
05-24-2006, 11:38 PM
This is a sad way for a player to go out.

I can't tell you how many games it appeared he was playing alone with almost no help. He seemed to be about the only guy on the field that never gave up and never admitted the game was lost.

It was like being able to watch the Alamo: both sick and proud at the same time.

StcChief
05-25-2006, 07:51 AM
PUP to retirement wow.

greg63
05-25-2006, 07:58 AM
I can't tell you how many games it appeared he was playing alone with almost no help. He seemed to be about the only guy on the field that never gave up and never admitted the game was lost.

It was like being able to watch the Alamo: both sick and proud at the same time.

Agreed!

sedated
05-25-2006, 08:40 AM
he ain't comin back

RIP Priest, you will be missed