[Kansas City.com] As Priest Holmes’ career-hinging tests draw near, Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson wants Holmes to know one thing – that he will have a spot on the team regardless of the salary cap and the fact that Larry Johnson will start at running back.
“He’s earned that right,” Peterson said.
Holmes will undergo tests within the next week to determine whether he’s neurologically sound. He has seen noted spinal specialist Robert Watkins since a helmet-to-helmet collision in San Diego at midseason.
Last month, new coach Herm Edwards told Johnson – who ran for nine straight 100-yard games – that he would go into training camp as the No. 1 running back. But Peterson and Edwards have said they would also welcome back Holmes, the franchise’s all-time rushing leader.