Posted October 19th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

It looks like [tag]Priest Holmes[/tag] is on the verge of finally making his NFL return. He returned to the practice field for the Kansas City Chiefs this week for the first time since suffering a spinal injury October 2005. ESPN has video of Priest’s first day back below:

The Chiefs also traded away former #2 running back Michael Bennett, a signal that they’re expecting Holmes to contribute immediately. Larry Johnson is clearly the team’s featured back, I expect Priest to see playing time mostly on third downs due to his excellent receiving and blitz pickup skills. Bennett only carried the ball 20 times in six games but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Holmes get 6 – 8 carries per game once he’s in game shape.

There is still no official word if Holmes will be activated in time to play in this Sunday’s Chiefs – Raiders game, but all signs point to him being ready for a limited role. We’ll have updates when we hear anything new on his status.

Update: The Chiefs have activated Holmes for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.


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