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Holmes To Miss Rest of Season

By Mark Maske
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 10, 2004; Page D05

The Kansas City Chiefs placed tailback Priest Holmes on the injured reserve list yesterday, ending his season.

Holmes had missed the Chiefs' last four games because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and was not close to returning to the lineup, Coach Dick Vermeil said earlier this week. The club originally had hoped for him to return in two to four weeks.

Chiefs running back Priest Holmes is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. (Charlie Riedel - AP)

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Derrick Blaylock and Larry Johnson will continue to split the workload at tailback for the team. Holmes rushed for 892 yards and 14 touchdowns in eight games. . . .

Team owners have selected Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Tampa, Fla., as finalists to host the 2009 Super Bowl. They plan to pick a host city for the game, the next available Super Bowl, in May. This season's Super Bowl will be in Jacksonville on Feb. 6, and the next three are scheduled for Detroit in 2006, Miami in 2007 and Phoenix in 2008. . . .

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has missed practice time this week because of a bruised thigh but is slated to start Sunday against the New York Jets. . . .

Rookie quarterback Luke McCown is scheduled to make a second straight start for the Cleveland Browns, even though interim coach Terry Robiskie called Jeff Garcia's shoulder injury 90 percent healed. Kelly Holcomb remains sidelined by his three cracked ribs. McCown's second NFL start will come on the same day that his brother Josh returns to the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback role. . . .

San Francisco 49ers tailback Kevan Barlow will miss Sunday's game at Arizona because of a concussion. He'll join quarterback Tim Rattay, sidelined for at least two weeks by a torn fascia muscle in his right foot, on the shelf.

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