[Kansas City.com] Willie Roaf is in town and plans to hold a news conference Thursday to reiterate that yes, he’s still firm on his retirement plans. The site will be in an office building, not Arrowhead Stadium. And news of the gathering was news to the Chiefs.
“Well, it’s America, and he can do whatever he wants,” coach Herm Edwards said.
“I don’t have any animosity toward Willie. I really don’t. I’m coaching the guys that are here. That’s what I’ve got to do. If he wants to come by and visit me, my door is always open.”
Just before the Chiefs left for training camp in late July, Roaf said he was retiring. The news was a jolt for a team already in transition. Roaf, an 11-time Pro Bowl left tackle, wanted to keep playing, but hamstring and knee problems told him it was time to stop.
In Sunday’s broadcast of the Chiefs-Bengals game, a CBS announcer asked whether Roaf was watching because Kansas City needed him. Roaf arrived in Kansas City this week in part to take care of some affairs with his house, visit injured quarterback Trent Green and clear the air on his plans.