[Kansas City.com] Priest Holmes may be hundreds of miles away from his teammates, but he still watches every game. And apparently he knows as much about the Chiefs’ offense as he did before the head and neck injuries that knocked him out of football a year ago.
“When I talked to him two weeks ago,” Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said, “he saw the game when Larry (Johnson) got hurt and he asked how he was doing.”
“He said he still has the itch (to play).”
Holmes, a Pro Bowl running back who’s still on the physically-unable-to-perform list, will see a neurosurgeon in Miami at the end of the week. Peterson said the Chiefs will have an announcement on his playing status after the doctor’s visit.
Holmes has stayed at home in San Antonio while Kansas City’s 4-3 season has unfolded. Peterson said that was the agreement, in part because Holmes didn’t want to create a media circus. Peterson said that Holmes has been training and that the Chiefs have until the 12th week of the season to decide whether to activate him.
Holmes turned 33 last month. Peterson declined to speculate whether Holmes’ career would be over if he can’t play this season.
“I would never make that prediction with Priest Holmes,” he said. “I’ve said it a hundred times before – there were a lot of media and a lot of fans who said he would never ever play football again after he had his hip surgery. And he came back.”