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Priest Holmes Set To Retire

It looks like Priest Holmes has carried the ball for the final time in the National Football League.

Various outlets, including ESPN's Len Pasquarelli are reporting Holmes is set to announce his retirement as early as Wednesday Afternoon after sustaining an injury to his surgically repaired neck.  According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Holmes was dinged "two or three times" during Sunday's loss to the Colts and decided to see a specialist today, after-which the Chiefs all-time leader in TD's decided to retire.

While the Chiefs are a hated rival of the Broncos, I am, above all else, a fan of the NFL.  Priest Holmes, while a dagger in the side of the Broncos for several years, was a great story.  Similar to our own Selvin Young, Holmes was undrafted out of Texas before being signed by the Baltimore Ravens.  The Chiefs signed Holmes as an unrestricted free agent in 2001 and he proceeded to become the most prolific Chiefs runner in team history.

If this is indeed the end, Holmes has carried 1,780 times for 8,172 yards and 86 touchdowns. One of the NFL's premier all-around backs in his prime, the former University of Texas star also has 339 receptions for 2,962 yards and eight touchdowns. He has posted four seasons with 1,000 yards rushing, including three years with more than 1,400 yards.