Holmes retires from NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Priest Holmes has retired, cutting short
a comeback that had been hailed as one of the most improbable in
NFL history.
The team announced Holmes' retirement today in a statement
before a planned news conference.
The 34-year-old three-time Pro Bowl running back was injured in
Kansas City's loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. He was out of
football for 22 months after sustaining head and neck injuries in a
game in October 2005. But he showed up in the Chiefs' training camp
in July saying he had seen himself in a dream playing football.
Working hard to get back in shape, he had started the last two
games in place of Larry Johnson, who will be out again this week
with a foot injury. Kolby Smith, a rookie who has only a few
carries this year, will likely start for the Chiefs (4-6) against
Oakland.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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