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DaFace
07-19-2010, 09:01 AM
...in order to retire.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/WR-EDDIE-KENNISON-TO-RETIRE-AS-A-MEMBER-OF-THE-CHIEFS/a0bed218-1291-4f93-9c6e-e76462983af3

WR EDDIE KENNISON TO RETIRE AS A MEMBER OF THE CHIEFS
By PR Staff
Posted 56 minutes ago
Kennison signed a contract with Kansas City on Monday in order to retire as a member of the organization

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that WR Eddie Kennison has signed a contract with the club. He will subsequently retire as a member of the Chiefs.

“I am honored and humbled to officially conclude my NFL playing career as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs,” Kennison said. “My family is extremely grateful to the Hunt family, Scott Pioli and the Chiefs organization for making this moment possible. Kansas City has a special place in our hearts, and has truly become our home. I feel very blessed to have been extended the opportunity to retire as a member the Chiefs.”

Kennison played in 91 games (85 starts) during his seven-year career with the Chiefs from 2001-07, catching 321 passes for 5,230 yards with 25 TDs. His receiving yardage total ranks seventh in franchise history, while his reception tally is the eighth-highest mark in Kansas City annals. Kennison produced 17 career 100-yard receiving games with the Chiefs, the fourth-highest total in team history.

The Lake Charles, Louisiana native saw action in 179 games (153 starts) during his 13-year NFL career with St. Louis (’96-98, 2008), New Orleans (’99), Chicago (2000), Denver (2001) and Kansas City (2001-07). He recorded 548 receptions for 8,345 yards with 42 TDs. The LSU product originally entered the NFL as a first-round selection of St. Louis in the ’96 NFL Draft.

Pestilence
07-19-2010, 09:06 AM
TO THE FUCKING SHIP!!!!

Detoxing
07-19-2010, 09:10 AM
gearing up for our playoff run. I like it.

KCtotheSB
07-19-2010, 09:13 AM
This might just be to light a fire under Dwayne Bowe's ass. I like Kennison. I think he's an up-and-comer in the league.

CaliforniaChief
07-19-2010, 09:14 AM
How dare those hateful guardians of Fort Arrowhead with no respect for anything or anyone prior to their arrival do something sentimental.

suds79
07-19-2010, 09:16 AM
Gatorade bath's think this idea is played out.

So lame when this happens.

Frazod
07-19-2010, 09:16 AM
Excellent. I always liked Eddie and he was nice when I met him in person. :thumb:

DeezNutz
07-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Nice guy. Nice player.

Completely unworthy of this nonsense.

Hydrae
07-19-2010, 09:28 AM
I am proud to recognize Eddie as a KC Chief!

boogblaster
07-19-2010, 09:28 AM
Good player .. plus he hated the Donks ....

siberian khatru
07-19-2010, 09:38 AM
Next stop: Ring of Fame!

Micjones
07-19-2010, 09:38 AM
Good football player. Played the best football of his career here in Kansas City.
Great to hear!

Lzen
07-19-2010, 09:54 AM
Yup, makes sense that he is retiring a Chief. Always liked EK.

Saulbadguy
07-19-2010, 09:56 AM
QUITTERSON

WilliamTheIrish
07-19-2010, 10:12 AM
Nice guy. Nice player.

Completely unworthy of this nonsense.

The lasting images I have of this player are:

Dropping big passes.

Getting stripped from behind on a long catch and run in the game in Tampa (which should have been a TD.)

His FB IQ was a little low.

Reaper16
07-19-2010, 10:15 AM
We gon' put it on 'dey ass

and you can believe 'dat.

sedated
07-19-2010, 10:16 AM
If he didn't sign with another team after 2007, is it really necessary to sign a BS contract 3 years later?

buddha
07-19-2010, 10:19 AM
EK wasn't a great player, but in his prime, he would still be better than any of our current WRs. Low bar to clear...sure. However, Eddie was a more than credible WR in this league.

philfree
07-19-2010, 10:19 AM
I liked Eddie as a Chiefs and this all good but I would have rather read an article about how we just signed Eric Berry and the rest of our draft picks.


PhilFree:arrow:

Saulbadguy
07-19-2010, 10:23 AM
We gon' put it on 'dey ass

and you can believe 'dat.

Ahem

"you can belee dat"

Mr. Laz
07-19-2010, 10:25 AM
nice to have a player proud to be a Chief

LaChapelle
07-19-2010, 10:31 AM
Eddie Kennison retired so he wouldn't have to play with Matt Cassell/future argument waiting to ripen

SDChiefs
07-19-2010, 10:32 AM
Didn't the Lions GM call him a "one who loves the penis?" NTTAWWT

Mr. Arrowhead
07-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Didn't the Lions GM call him a "one who loves the penis?" NTTAWWT

no that was Johnny Morton

LaChapelle
07-19-2010, 10:42 AM
The server is doing acid to celebrate

notorious
07-19-2010, 10:45 AM
no that was Johnny Morton

This.



JM dropped a lot of big passes. :(

RedNFeisty
07-19-2010, 10:46 AM
Sweet!

CrazyPhuD
07-19-2010, 10:48 AM
When's Brett Perriman signing?

QuikSsurfer
07-19-2010, 11:01 AM
meh

SPATCH
07-19-2010, 11:02 AM
Kennison was quality... he will always be associated, in my mind, with those highly successful offenses of the early 2000's

Green/Gonzalez/Holmes/Kennison

...those were fun times

Demonpenz
07-19-2010, 11:03 AM
kennison killed my fantasy teams. I would have TG and Priest and Kennison would have a big day

QuikSsurfer
07-19-2010, 11:08 AM
A lot of you are forgetting how many dropped balls and fumbles this guy had... He was incredibly average.
The only decent memory of him that I have is the Green Bay game in OT where Trent dropped the ball right in Eddie's hands for the TD.

But good for him.

QuikSsurfer
07-19-2010, 11:09 AM
A lot of you are forgetting how many dropped balls and fumbles this guy had... He was incredibly average.
The only decent memory of him that I have is the Green Bay game in OT where Trent dropped the ball right in Eddie's hands for the TD.

But good for him.

sportsman1
07-19-2010, 11:42 AM
Hey he was a solid guy that put it in good time. He was a solid serviceable NFL Receiver. Something we need badly right now. The fact that he is grateful for his time in KC is a great honor. Nice to see, Go Chiefs!

greg63
07-19-2010, 11:49 AM
Great guy, and a solid player. I'm glad he chose to retire a Chief!

vailpass
07-19-2010, 12:08 PM
Panhanded quitter. Ring of Fame material for sure.

InChiefsHell
07-19-2010, 12:15 PM
WTF people, it's not like he's joining the ring of fame. This is more Eddie showing the people of Kansas City that he loved them and the Chiefs. It can't be denied that he had a solid career with the Chiefs.

Lighten up Francis!

Reerun_KC
07-19-2010, 12:25 PM
The lasting images I have of this player are:

Dropping big passes.

Getting stripped from behind on a long catch and run in the game in Tampa (which should have been a TD.)

His FB IQ was a little low.

QFT....

alanm
07-19-2010, 12:26 PM
Did he have his little biatch Champ with him? :D

CHENZ A!
07-19-2010, 12:28 PM
Yeah, I've got no problem with this. Seems like a good dude, and had some pretty good yrs here too. I don't remember him having a bunch of drops like some are saying.
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Frazod
07-19-2010, 12:29 PM
The fact that all the jerkoff Donx fans hate him makes it that much better.

HotRoute
07-19-2010, 12:37 PM
He was always mediocore at best in my eyes. I think the fact that pioli is willing to do this shows he has nothing better to do and I wouldn't expect anymore signings this offseason

-King-
07-19-2010, 12:39 PM
He was always mediocore at best in my eyes. I think the fact that pioli is willing to do this shows he has nothing better to do and I wouldn't expect anymore signings this offseason

:spock: Wait, what?
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DaFace
07-19-2010, 12:42 PM
He was always mediocore at best in my eyes. I think the fact that pioli is willing to do this shows he has nothing better to do and I wouldn't expect anymore signings this offseason

I'm assuming this is facetious. I'm sure that the negotiations for this took many late nights and heated meetings to hash out.

CoMoChief
07-19-2010, 12:46 PM
Pretty stupid IMO.

He was a mediocre player at best. Got drafted by the Ass-Rams, then played for Donks, then us, then for the Ass-Rams again, didn't play football for an entire year, then decides to retire w/ a certain team?

This whole "signing one-day deals to retire w/ your team" is getting old and should only be for certain players, EK....not being one of those.

At least he was a good player on and off the field. Set good examples and gave back to his community, but if I was Pioli I would have told him to just retire and stop wasting my time.

HemiEd
07-19-2010, 01:40 PM
The lasting images I have of this player are:

Dropping big passes.

Getting stripped from behind on a long catch and run in the game in Tampa (which should have been a TD.)

His FB IQ was a little low.

That makes two of us, it overshadowed what he did to the Broncos, as a positive.

Never really an EK fan on the field, but I appreciated a lot of his personal approach to life and his priorities.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-19-2010, 02:00 PM
FINALLY! Another set of shoulders, knees, and testicles for Cassel to aim at!

WOOT! SUPER-BIZZLE!

Count Zarth
07-19-2010, 02:04 PM
Dude gave it his all.

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Mile High Mania
07-19-2010, 02:22 PM
I thought this guy retired years ago...

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-19-2010, 02:49 PM
Video FAIL.

Count Zarth
07-19-2010, 02:54 PM
Yeah, dad gum it Obama!

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-19-2010, 02:55 PM
Yeah, dad gum it Obama!

ROFL I see what you did there.

TheGuardian
07-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Yeah, I've got no problem with this. Seems like a good dude, and had some pretty good yrs here too. I don't remember him having a bunch of drops like some are saying.
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because he didnt

PRIEST
07-19-2010, 03:47 PM
I am proud to recognize Eddie as a KC Chief!




This :clap:

Von Dumbass
07-19-2010, 04:02 PM
http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/art/slides/broncos/2005/092605chiefs/8.jpg

alpha_omega
07-19-2010, 04:03 PM
He hadn't retired already?

CHENZ A!
07-19-2010, 06:14 PM
because he didnt

i know, it seems like people are putting Sammie's drops on him or something. EK was pretty reliable, and good for the occasional big play.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Kennison
As a member of the Chiefs, from 2002 to 2006 Kennison was one of the most productive receivers in the NFL. Kennison averaged 59 receptions, 961 yards, and 5 touchdown catches during this span. This production has put Kennison in the Chiefs' top 10 in every major receiving category.

CHENZ A!
07-19-2010, 06:19 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/19/2093758/adam-teicher-eddie-kennison-was.html

Kennison was always underappreciated

Here's wishing Eddie Kennison signed with the Chiefs to play for them in 2010 instead of merely to retire as a member of the organization, as he did today.

Maybe this time around, Kennison would have received the credit he was due the first time, but never seemed to get.

Kennison's contributions were usually hidden beneath those of other players on those marvelously talented offensive teams from the early and middle part of the last decade. I'm not going to claim his part was as important as that of Priest Holmes, Tony Gonzalez or an extremely skilled offensive line.

But I will go as far as to say we wouldn't be talking about the Chiefs as one of the great offensive teams of the 2000s if they didn't have Kennison. It's no coincidence that the offense didn't become the potent machine we came to know it as until Kennison joined late in the 2001 season.

Immediately, the Chiefs became a dangerous team. He gave them the field-stretching speed the Chiefs needed to allow them to take advantage of their many other talents.

So good for the Chiefs they're letting Kennison take his bow now. A few years too late but still richly deserved.
Submitted by Adam Teicher on July 19, 2010 - 2:25pm.
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Sadly
Submitted by Otis26 on July 19, 2010 - 2:56pm.

"But I will go as far as to say we wouldn't be talking about the Chiefs as one of the great offensive teams of the 2000s if they didn't have Kennison."

When you say 'we' I guess you mean Chiefs fans because no one else is talking about that offense. Why? Because there was no defense.

Almost no other fan in the country is going to remember the potency of the Chiefs offense of the early 2000s because they did absolutely nothing with it.
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Speak for yourself...
Submitted by sko on July 19, 2010 - 5:31pm.

@Otis26-

While I agree with your comments about the Chiefs defense, you shouldn't try to speak for all fans when it comes to specific players. As a 16 year season ticket holder, I will always appreciate what Kennison did for the Chiefs - regardless of the defense (or lack thereof). It wasn't his fault or his responsibility.

I will NEVER forget - nor will my 10 year old son - the day that Kennison came up to us during pre-game warm-ups and asked my son if he was getting good grades in school. After hearing a "yes", he proceeded to take my son down on the field - with another youngster as well - and made one of his dreams come true! There's not one other Chiefs player who takes time to do that - before OR after Kennison's time with the team.

You need to take a minute and remember that the biggest impact these players have on their team AND their fans, many times, comes OFF the field.

The LAST thing I thought about when reading this story was the defense - until I read your negative comment. Again - it's not inaccurate. The defense could - and should - have been better. However, Kennison had nothing to do with that. Period.

My son still messes around with the game ball Kennison gave him that day. He just ran around the house with it last night, as a matter of fact. He remembers Kennison asking him specifically about his grades and the talk they had about how important it is to do well in school.

Yet, you want to b!tch and moan about the defense. Shut up and let it go already. After all, it's only like 7 or 8 years ago.
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Pasta Giant Meatball
07-19-2010, 06:21 PM
I always think of this when his name is brought up

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CHENZ A!
07-19-2010, 06:34 PM
You can't catch him, he too fast

http://i29.tinypic.com/2uhpdax.jpg

CHENZ A!
07-19-2010, 06:36 PM
beleedat

http://i25.tinypic.com/24y0gte.jpg

Chiefaholic
07-19-2010, 06:37 PM
Good player .. plus he hated the Donks ....

All the more reason to like the guy. Congrats to a classy guy on and off the field.

TheGuardian
07-19-2010, 06:45 PM
http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/art/slides/broncos/2005/092605chiefs/8.jpg

this pic makes me like eddie more because ian gold was such a faggoty whore and i'm glad his career was cut short.

KCBOSS1
07-19-2010, 07:22 PM
I would love to have him opposite Bowe right now in about 6-years ago condition.

KCBOSS1
07-19-2010, 07:23 PM
Of course we don't have anybody that could throw the ball to him except Croyle (for the 2 snaps he could stay healthy)

Mr. Arrowhead
07-20-2010, 12:00 PM
I always think of this when his name is brought up

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Yea me too, especially since I made the 14 hour drive up there to be in attendance

Mr. Arrowhead
07-20-2010, 12:06 PM
Eddie was the most under rated player in the vermiel era

InChiefsHell
07-20-2010, 12:32 PM
http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/art/slides/broncos/2005/092605chiefs/8.jpg

Ah, a classes jealous Donkey caught on film...what a shock...

HotRoute
07-20-2010, 12:40 PM
I'm assuming this is facetious. I'm sure that the negotiations for this took many late nights and heated meetings to hash out.

I'm just saying there really aren't any other players out there that the chiefs would even interested in at this point, except maybe TO, but lets not even go there. Unless someone gets hurt, which hopefully does not happen, I dont really see any new signings at this point of the year.

SNR
07-20-2010, 01:04 PM
I look at the quality player that Kennison was and it makes me hate those Dick Vermeil teams even more for being such big fat teases. I actually believed that 2003 team was destined for history.

It's a shame he never got a ring with us.

KCBOSS1
07-20-2010, 03:58 PM
Man, I miss the Vermeil, Green, Holmes, Kennison, Gonzales, Roaf, Waters, Richardson days. ahhh. With a defense theywould have won at least 1 superbowl. That was so fun. Other teams had to put up 40 to beat us. Problem was, they did. That was the era that I saw my first game in, after 20 years of wanting so badly to go to Arrowhead.

KCBOSS1
07-20-2010, 04:00 PM
I still get irritated when I remember the planeteers doggin on Vermeil his last few years.

Brock
07-20-2010, 04:43 PM
Considering Dick built half of a team, he probably deserves every bit of it.

KCBOSS1
07-20-2010, 04:52 PM
Vermeil had every intention of building the defense, but Carl bullied the draft. Vermeil was lobbying for defense when Carl drafted Johnson

Brock
07-20-2010, 05:00 PM
Yes, I am sure Tyler Brayton would have put that defense over the top.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Yes, I am sure Tyler Brayton would have put that defense over the top.

LMAO