Where does he fit in?
Warpaint Illustrated is reporting that pending clearance by the Kansas City Chiefs' medical staff, Priest Holmes will "show up sometime in the first three of four days of training camp next week."
Obviously, the Minister of Offense is not going to step in and be the Chiefs no. 1 running back. Also, I imagine that a healthy Michael Bennett would beat him out for the no. 2 spot. That essentially leaves Priest Holmes battling for the no. 3 spot between Kolby Smith and Derrick Ross. At the moment, it would appear that Kolby Smith has the slight edge to beat out Ross for the no. 3 spot. But throw Priest Holmes into the mix and what do we have?
If Holmes does end up reporting to River Falls next week, he'll more than likely, as WPI says, be a third down back type. In other words, a guy who is going to carry the ball less than 10 times a game and maybe have around 30 catches on the season.
As I and others have repeatedly mentioned before on this site, we would most certainly welcome a healthy Priest Holmes back into the Chiefs' fold. The guy is inevitably a ghost of his record breaking 2003 self. But I imagine that if he is healthy, Priest still has a few 40+ yard screen pass TDs and probably a thousand more yards in his system.
For now, we have to label this one as a rumor and wait for news to come.
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**UPDATE** Priest Holmes will report to River Falls on Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs training camp. From the official site:
Herm Edwards seems to be a bit skeptical, at least for right now.