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    Welcome to the Crowd, Priest! We are all frustrated.


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frustrated and helmetless, Priest Holmes had to stand around and watch Sunday while the Kansas City Chiefs went through another practice without him.

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    The former Pro Bowl running back had hoped to get medical clearance and be removed from the physically unable-to-perform list and take part in his first actual practice on Sunday.
    But with general manager Carl Peterson out of town -- reportedly attending to negotiations with holdout running back Larry Johnson, Holmes' status remained the same.
    "It's not a setback. We just have to wait until Carl gets back in town," said Holmes. "I'm not sure when he'll be back."
    The former Pro Bowl running back has remained on the list since he unexpectedly decided to come to training camp last month in River Falls, Wis., and attempt an improbable comeback at the age of 33. He hasn't played or practiced since sustaining severe head and neck trauma in October 2005 during a game at San Diego.
    Coach Herm Edwards said he wanted to make sure not to hurry Holmes.
    "He's not ready. We had a long talk," Edwards said. "The doctor said it's OK for him to participate. But in his mind, and in our mind, we felt where he's at right now he's not 100 percent with his legs underneath him. He's laid off for a long time. I told him today, 'I'm not going to rush you. I'm definitely not going to rush you.'"
    Holmes, the Chiefs' career rushing leader, scored 27 touchdowns in 2003 for what was then an NFL record, and he is the Chiefs' career rushing leader.
    After being examined by team physician Dr. Jon Brown, Holmes was on the field but without his helmet, which players on the list may not wear. While teammates went through a tough, physical practice, Holmes jogged, stood around and ran phantom passing routes away from everyone else.
    "Dr. Brown wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page. Instead of me coming out and possibly violating my PUP by putting my helmet on," Holmes said. "That's the only reason why you see me out here with shoulder pads and no helmet. I can mirror just about everything that they're doing. But I can't put on the helmet while I'm still on the actual PUP list."
    The Chiefs have to be careful not to take him off the list too early. If he's activated but then cannot play, they would either have to cut him or place him on injured reserve, putting him out for the season. A possibility is they would keep him on the list into the regular season and then make a decision no later than the ninth week.
    "We don't want to be put in a situation where all of a sudden you take him off PUP and you start practicing and you say two days from now, 'I'm really not ready yet,'" Edwards said. "Well, that's OK for you but it's not OK for the football team."
    Without Johnson or Holmes, the Chiefs' running game has been feeble in two preseason losses. They netted only 61 yards in an 11-10 loss to Miami last week even though Dolphins defensive starters Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas and Keith Traylor did not suit up.
    Edwards was caught in a somewhat embarrassing situation when he said Holmes was in the stadium during the Dolphins game only to discover later that he had flown home to San Antonio and not attended.
    "He's come to work every day, never been late," Edwards said. "He went home for the preseason game Thursday. I talked to him during the day. I didn't anticipate him going home. I thought he was going to the game. He went home to see his family. I told him the next day, 'All you have to do is tell me so I know where you're at.'
    "Priest Holmes has not been a distraction. He's been a guy that's trying to come back from an injury. For him to do what he's trying to do, I applaud the guy. Now we've got to see if it's going to work out. But he has to make this team. He doesn't make this team because he's Priest Holmes."
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    this is getting tobe a joke with holmes. suit up or retire. i think he should just retire. he cant even come to the games. total B.S. he thinks hes part of the team but dosent prove it.
    i can remember what a chief super bowl team looks like! ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    this is getting tobe a joke with holmes. suit up or retire. i think he should just retire. he cant even come to the games. total B.S. he thinks hes part of the team but dosent prove it.

    He's on PUP; what exactly is he supposed to be proving at this point? The Drs have cleared him yet King Carl keeps him on the Physically Unable to Perform list and Germ Edwards is telling him that he doesn't want to rush him. I thought he should have retired also, but also feel that his hands are tied at this point; kinda hard to prove your "part of the team" when you can't even practice with them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    He's on PUP; what exactly is he supposed to be proving at this point? The Drs have cleared him yet King Carl keeps him on the Physically Unable to Perform list and Germ Edwards is telling him that he doesn't want to rush him. I thought he should have retired also, but also feel that his hands are tied at this point; kinda hard to prove your "part of the team" when you can't even practice with them.
    I thought it was a bit ironic to listen to him talk about wanting to be a leader and a motivation to young players but he leaves to San Antonio 6 hours before the game! PUP list or not, he still should have stayed in KC and attended the game! At this point, I think he will just become a distraction and do more harm than good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHillbilly View Post
    I thought it was a bit ironic to listen to him talk about wanting to be a leader and a motivation to young players but he leaves to San Antonio 6 hours before the game! PUP list or not, he still should have stayed in KC and attended the game! At this point, I think he will just become a distraction and do more harm than good!
    ...And, what; sit up in the VIP section eating nachos? The guy went home to see his family; big deal. It was a preseason game; one that he could not even participate in. I personally don't see what the big deal is, but that's just me. I do think he should have let Herm know though. Distraction; please tell me how that works? I think he was less of a distraction by not being there. Heck the only reason we knew he was in Texas with his family is because the local media made this big deal out of it.
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    you dont have to suit up to be a team leader . yea, hes on pup but his legs arent broken. he can walk the sidelines and help his team. at least they know hes there giving support instead of hundreds of miles away eating nachoes in front of the tube.
    i can remember what a chief super bowl team looks like! ......

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    This is like the hardest thing for me this preseason. Priest is one of my favorite players of all-time. All the mixed opinions and chaos surrounding the situation are fueled even more by the fact that LJ is holding out and it has become a nightmare for me to read some of the things people say about Holmes. I'm so confused. I love Priest but the water is REALLY murky...
    Thanks for all the yards, TDs, and memories, Priest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0ef0e View Post
    This is like the hardest thing for me this preseason. Priest is one of my favorite players of all-time. All the mixed opinions and chaos surrounding the situation are fueled even more by the fact that LJ is holding out and it has become a nightmare for me to read some of the things people say about Holmes. I'm so confused. I love Priest but the water is REALLY murky...
    I hear ya man...i feel the same way. I am just gonna let it play out and see what happens!
    The only reason a beer sweats around Canada is because he's decided it will be the next beer he drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    I hear ya man...i feel the same way. I am just gonna let it play out and see what happens!
    That's really all we can do. I'll tip a glass with ya while we wait.
    Thanks for all the yards, TDs, and memories, Priest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0ef0e View Post
    That's really all we can do. I'll tip a glass with ya while we wait.
    At the pace things are going we may have to tip a few!! lol
    The only reason a beer sweats around Canada is because he's decided it will be the next beer he drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    you dont have to suit up to be a team leader . yea, hes on pup but his legs arent broken. he can walk the sidelines and help his team. at least they know hes there giving support instead of hundreds of miles away eating nachoes in front of the tube.

    The team is going to get through preseason with or without Holmes pacing the sidelines while on PUP just fine. I honestly think its much ado about nothing. JMHO.

    We may have to agree to disagree here.


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