Jul 25, 2007
There was a report (“breaking story” they called it) Tuesday night on 610 Sports, one of KC’s sports talk radio stations, that Priest Holmes is undergoing medical evaluations, and that if he passes one final test on Wednesday the 25th, he will be officially cleared to begin practicing with the Chiefs. Rhonda Moss, the local reporter who broke this story, claims that the Chiefs are planning to use Holmes as a “3rd down back” this season–assuming of course he passes the final medical exam and is cleared to practice.
If Holmes is cleared to practice….wow, that would be huge news and a blow to Larry Johnson’s negotiating power. It would also be one of the most interesting stories we’ve seen in quite some time. Johnson’s career was put on hold by Holmes, and if this story ends up having legs, then Holmes could possibly slow down Johnson’s negotiations and possible even limit the $ he commands. Of course, if he fails the test, all of this will be quickly forgotten, but after sniffing around a little, it looks like there’s something going on with Priest.