Priest Holmes ends brief re­turn, re­tires from the NFL

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Priest Holmes re­tiredWed­nes­day, end­ing a short come­back hailed as one of the most im­prob­a­ble in NFL his­tory.

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.

Holmes is the Chiefs’ all-time rush­ing leader with 6,070 yards and ac­cu­mu­lated 8,172 yards rush­ing in 11 sea­sons with Bal­ti­more and Kansas City.

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