KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Kansas City coach Herm Edwards says he
hasn't been told that running back Larry Johnson has a broken foot
and is out for the year.
A media report from Colorado said the two-time Pro Bowl running
back broke his right foot in the loss to Green Bay and will not
play again this year.
The Chiefs are saying only that Johnson has a midfoot sprain and
will not play this week against Denver.
The 4-4 Chiefs will use 34-year-old Priest Holmes and rookie
Kolby Smith to replace Johnson.
Johnson rushed for more than 1,750 yards each of the past two
seasons and has scored Kansas City's last 36 touchdowns on the
ground. He was off to a slow start this year and had 559 yards when
he was injured Sunday.
Edwards has said Holmes will not be the featured back, but
Holmes says he's ready for 25 to 30 carries if that's needed.
Edwards says wide receiver Eddie Kennison should be ready to
play on Sunday and backup offensive lineman Will Svitek is out with
a foot injury.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)