[Kansas City.com] The end of 2005 was so much fun for Willie Roaf that he caught himself laughing with his linemen buddies in the season finale against Cincinnati.
Roaf, 36 and coming off a hamstring injury, had spent much of the season pondering retirement. So had Will Shields.
“I talked to Will and some of the guys,” Roaf said. “Then we finished so strong at the end of the year. I just want to go out on a good note. Whatever that is, we’ve had our day in the sun.”
Roaf, who was at Arrowhead Stadium for a workout Tuesday, officially announced that he’ll be back in 2006. It gives the Chiefs their two 11-time Pro Bowl linemen – Shields signed a contract extension earlier this spring – and assures Kansas City that the line that blasted holes for the NFL’s No. 1 offense will stay intact.
Roaf added that he’s looking forward to playing for new coach Herm Edwards and helping Larry Johnson pursue a 2,000-yard season. Roaf is also happy to see Shields again.