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Postby VaderFin » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:41 am

I've heard more and more rumblings about this finally coming true. Here is a quote that gives some more credence to it.

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.
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:27 am

too bad,,, I'd like to see someone like this retire on his own
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Postby mattb47 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:32 am

Yea, I always hate to see great players retire because of injury.
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Postby logan » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:12 pm

it would and will be a shame to see him retire. but i would aslo hate to see him risk his well being to stick around and try to play.
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Postby Kensat30 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:45 pm

The week after he was hurt, even before he was officially ruled out, you knew he was going to retire. He got multiple opinions, the phrase "career threatening spinal injury" was thrown around... One unlucky hit can knock anyone out of the NFL, but when the doctors tell you it could put you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, it's time to hang it up.
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Postby jh2031 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:04 pm

mattb47 wrote:Yea, I always hate to see great players retire because of injury.


Ditto. He was a great player...LJ doing as well as he did probably isn't helping either.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:35 pm

jh2031 wrote:
mattb47 wrote:Yea, I always hate to see great players retire because of injury.


Ditto. He was a great player...LJ doing as well as he did probably isn't helping either.


No doubt. And I'm sure Vermeil's retirement didn't help matters. I'll be sad to see him go.
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