Former Chiefs' RB honored

January, 28, 2011
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Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Priest Holmes will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 on Sunday.

Holmes started 63 games for the Chiefs from 2001-07. He was the NFL’s offensive player of the year in 2002.

“Priest’s tremendous work ethic and perseverance took him from unheralded beginnings as an undrafted free agent to one of the most electrifying and productive offensive players to ever play for the Chiefs,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement released by the team. “On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, we congratulate Priest on this well-deserved honor.”

Meanwhile, another work week has ended without the Chiefs hiring an offensive coordinator to replace the departed Charlie Weis, who is now at the University of Florida. The Chiefs’ season ended 19 days ago. I know Kansas City coach Todd Haley has interviewed some people, but it’s been quiet.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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