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Postby treat24 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:17 am

(Rotoworld) According to Scout.com, 610 Sports in Kansas City is reporting that Priest Holmes (neck/spine) will attempt a comeback with the Chiefs.

Impact: Scout.com confirmed that Holmes will likely try to practice early next week pending a physical. If the 33-year-old does return, it will give the Chiefs even more leverage in their contract dispute with Larry Johnson, though Priest himself remains a weak bet to contribute much, if anything, in 2007.


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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby mystykoekaki » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:00 am

Some guys don't know when to hang it up, does he want to be paraylzed to prove to himself he can't play anymore?
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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby logan » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:21 am

as much as i would love to see priest back in a chiefs uni this is a bad idea for him. it's really not worth it.
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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby TN_Titans_05 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:09 pm

Maybe he just wants his Ruching TD record back! :-B
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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby mystykoekaki » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:14 pm

TN_Titans_05 wrote:Maybe he just wants his Ruching TD record back! :-B


With that o-line....ha
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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby stomperrob » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:46 pm

More...

Holmes planning on joining Chiefs for camp


By Adam Schefter
NFL Analyst


(July 25, 2007) -- Unpredictable stories go to training camp along with players. But none can be any more unlikely than this: While Michael Vick will not be at training camp, it now looks as if Priest Holmes will.

Chiefs players are now telling each other that, after nearly two full years away from football to nurse a spinal injury, the 33-year-old Holmes has been given medical clearance to play and he is planning to participate in this summer's training camp.

Running backs Michael Bennett and Larry Johnson, to name two players, are aware of Holmes' plans. Holmes' agent, Todd France, declined comment.

There also are other strong signs pointing to a Holmes comeback. With camp kicking off Friday, Holmes still has yet to inform anyone in the Chiefs organization that he plans to retire. The feeling within the organization now is that he will attempt to resume his career.

If he does, he would be on the field Friday, while the embattled Vick is not.

"Priest is counting on our roster right now as an active player," one Chiefs official said recently.

Nor does it seem as if it will change anytime soon. Holmes' return, if it indeed happens as now is expected, makes sense on a number of levels.

For starters, Holmes is a player that has been counted out his entire career. Many, once again, thought he would be unable to return from his neck injury.

But Holmes repeatedly has defied odds throughout his career, whether it was going from an undrafted free agent to a Pro Bowl running back, or coming back from other injuries that others thought he might not be able to overcome.

Holmes also never filed retirement papers; nor does he have any plans to do so any time. Holmes has been feeling better, good enough to attempt what many thought to be an unlikely comeback.

And if Holmes returns, it also provides the Chiefs with an additional dose of leverage in their contract disagreement with Johnson, who has one year remaining on his current deal.

Johnson and the Chiefs are at least $14 million apart in guaranteed money, and the total might even be as high as $17 million. Each side appears to be entrenched in its stance, and Johnson intends to skip camp until he has a new contract.

With Holmes healthy and on the field, the Chiefs would have, if nothing else, a slightly higher degree of security at the running back position. They still would not know whether Holmes would be able to make it to and through the season, but they would have a back that has produced like few others in NFL history.

It all creates an intriguing storyline, one few expected. In a year when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two biggest issues have been dogfighting and "making it rain" -- and who could have predicted that -- there now is another unlikely storyline shaping up in Kansas City.

Training camp is on Holmes' radar; it is not on Vick's.

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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby PMoneyTKE » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:18 pm

stomperrob wrote:More...

Holmes planning on joining Chiefs for camp


By Adam Schefter
NFL Analyst


(July 25, 2007) -- Unpredictable stories go to training camp along with players. But none can be any more unlikely than this: While Michael Vick will not be at training camp, it now looks as if Priest Holmes will.

Chiefs players are now telling each other that, after nearly two full years away from football to nurse a spinal injury, the 33-year-old Holmes has been given medical clearance to play and he is planning to participate in this summer's training camp.

Running backs Michael Bennett and Larry Johnson, to name two players, are aware of Holmes' plans. Holmes' agent, Todd France, declined comment.

There also are other strong signs pointing to a Holmes comeback. With camp kicking off Friday, Holmes still has yet to inform anyone in the Chiefs organization that he plans to retire. The feeling within the organization now is that he will attempt to resume his career.

If he does, he would be on the field Friday, while the embattled Vick is not.

"Priest is counting on our roster right now as an active player," one Chiefs official said recently.

Nor does it seem as if it will change anytime soon. Holmes' return, if it indeed happens as now is expected, makes sense on a number of levels.

For starters, Holmes is a player that has been counted out his entire career. Many, once again, thought he would be unable to return from his neck injury.

But Holmes repeatedly has defied odds throughout his career, whether it was going from an undrafted free agent to a Pro Bowl running back, or coming back from other injuries that others thought he might not be able to overcome.

Holmes also never filed retirement papers; nor does he have any plans to do so any time. Holmes has been feeling better, good enough to attempt what many thought to be an unlikely comeback.

And if Holmes returns, it also provides the Chiefs with an additional dose of leverage in their contract disagreement with Johnson, who has one year remaining on his current deal.

Johnson and the Chiefs are at least $14 million apart in guaranteed money, and the total might even be as high as $17 million. Each side appears to be entrenched in its stance, and Johnson intends to skip camp until he has a new contract.

With Holmes healthy and on the field, the Chiefs would have, if nothing else, a slightly higher degree of security at the running back position. They still would not know whether Holmes would be able to make it to and through the season, but they would have a back that has produced like few others in NFL history.

It all creates an intriguing storyline, one few expected. In a year when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two biggest issues have been dogfighting and "making it rain" -- and who could have predicted that -- there now is another unlikely storyline shaping up in Kansas City.

Training camp is on Holmes' radar; it is not on Vick's.



I'm so tired of hearing about Vick, his name even comes up in completely un-related news. I don't know why every analyst can't go 10 minutes without involuntarily spewing that name out. Its annoying...

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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:23 pm

I knew I kept him in a dynasty for a reason :-B

Now maybe the rumors about Johnson to Green Bay will come back to surface :D
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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby Kilroy » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:43 pm

Of course he is. I drafted Michael Bennett yesterday. !+)

Seriously, I don't think much of anything will come of this, and Holmes just needs to hang it up before he gets seriously injured.
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Re: Priest Holmes on the comback trail?

Postby stomperrob » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:44 pm

PMoneyTKE wrote:
stomperrob wrote:More...

Holmes planning on joining Chiefs for camp


By Adam Schefter
NFL Analyst


(July 25, 2007) -- Unpredictable stories go to training camp along with players. But none can be any more unlikely than this: While Michael Vick will not be at training camp, it now looks as if Priest Holmes will.

Chiefs players are now telling each other that, after nearly two full years away from football to nurse a spinal injury, the 33-year-old Holmes has been given medical clearance to play and he is planning to participate in this summer's training camp.

Running backs Michael Bennett and Larry Johnson, to name two players, are aware of Holmes' plans. Holmes' agent, Todd France, declined comment.

There also are other strong signs pointing to a Holmes comeback. With camp kicking off Friday, Holmes still has yet to inform anyone in the Chiefs organization that he plans to retire. The feeling within the organization now is that he will attempt to resume his career.

If he does, he would be on the field Friday, while the embattled Vick is not.

"Priest is counting on our roster right now as an active player," one Chiefs official said recently.

Nor does it seem as if it will change anytime soon. Holmes' return, if it indeed happens as now is expected, makes sense on a number of levels.

For starters, Holmes is a player that has been counted out his entire career. Many, once again, thought he would be unable to return from his neck injury.

But Holmes repeatedly has defied odds throughout his career, whether it was going from an undrafted free agent to a Pro Bowl running back, or coming back from other injuries that others thought he might not be able to overcome.

Holmes also never filed retirement papers; nor does he have any plans to do so any time. Holmes has been feeling better, good enough to attempt what many thought to be an unlikely comeback.

And if Holmes returns, it also provides the Chiefs with an additional dose of leverage in their contract disagreement with Johnson, who has one year remaining on his current deal.

Johnson and the Chiefs are at least $14 million apart in guaranteed money, and the total might even be as high as $17 million. Each side appears to be entrenched in its stance, and Johnson intends to skip camp until he has a new contract.

With Holmes healthy and on the field, the Chiefs would have, if nothing else, a slightly higher degree of security at the running back position. They still would not know whether Holmes would be able to make it to and through the season, but they would have a back that has produced like few others in NFL history.

It all creates an intriguing storyline, one few expected. In a year when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two biggest issues have been dogfighting and "making it rain" -- and who could have predicted that -- there now is another unlikely storyline shaping up in Kansas City.

Training camp is on Holmes' radar; it is not on Vick's.



I'm so tired of hearing about Vick, his name even comes up in completely un-related news. I don't know why every analyst can't go 10 minutes without involuntarily spewing that name out. Its annoying...

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