The San Antonio Express-News reports Chiefs RB Priest Holmes is waiting to hear from a spine surgeon about medical clearance to play in 2006, but right now it’s looking like he’ll retire. “He hasn't been carrying on as if he was going to play,” Holmes' stepfather, Herman Morris, said. “Normally, he would be in the gym working out and have a routine going on. Right now, he seems to be laid back and relaxed and not wanting to think about it.” Holmes was injured in a helmet-to-helmet collision with Chargers LB Shawne Merriman Oct.30 and diagnosed with head and neck trauma. If Holmes retires the cap-jailed Chiefs will get charged an extra $1 million on their 2006 ledger.
I believe it won't happen until after June 1st though because it would help that million dollar cap hit be spread over 2 seasons if he waits until after the 1st to announce it.