Priest Holmes ends brief return, retires from the NFL
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.