[Kansas City.com] One month after he announced his retirement, Willie Roaf’s jersey still hangs neatly in his stall. Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said Thursday that the door is still open for Roaf to return, and that it could stay that way until the 10th game of the season.
“I probably won’t close it until then,” Peterson said. “I will give him ample opportunity to change his mind. I know what he said, but I also know what he told his agent. His agent thinks that Willie still wants the door open for the opportunity to come back. I’m going to respect that.”
Roaf is on reserve/did not report and will not count against the 53-man roster because he didn’t participate in training camp. But he will count against the salary cap. Peterson expressed disappointment that Roaf, a 11-time Pro Bowl left tackle, has not returned his phone calls and hasn’t spoken to coach Herm Edwards recently.