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Preseason Notebook: Priest is back

Updated: August 1, 2007, 6:03 PM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com
Return of the Priest

Priest Holmes' comeback has fantasy players intrigued, especially as Larry Johnson continues to hold out. Holmes told The Kansas City Star on Saturday that he expects to begin working out in pads in about three weeks. Even if Holmes can somehow make a miraculous return to action when the regular season begins, fantasy players can't expect much from him. He will turn 34 during the 2007 season and has carried the ball 1,734 times in his career. If the Chiefs conceivably begin their regular season without Johnson, don't expect Holmes to reassert himself as the team's featured back. I would expect him to share playing time with Michael Bennett and rookie Kolby Smith. If Johnson is ready to start the season, Holmes will become a highly-decorated backup. I wouldn't use anything but a final-round draft choice on a guy who was banged up too often even during the best years of his career.

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Scott Engel covers fantasy sports for ESPN.com.

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