[CBS Sportsline] If coach Herman Edwards is right, the Kansas City Chiefs can expect to have veterans Willie Roaf, Will Shields and Priest Holmes for at least another season.
Edwards on Friday said he anticipates all three returning in 2006 — though he conceded he could be wrong about Holmes, who bowed out with a neck injury after he was injured in an Oct. 30 loss to San Diego and was expected to undergo neurological tests before making a decision.
Holmes is one of several veterans whose futures are uncertain, but Edwards said he does not anticipate any surprise defections. That includes Shields, an 11-time Pro Bowl choice considering retirement after the Chiefs closed the 2005 regular season.
Now it appears Shields might return. In fact, Edwards — who spoke to Shields recently — said he’s counting on him in 2006.
Edwards said he hasn’t talked with Roaf yet, but from what he’s heard, he’s planning on coming back for another year.