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Chiefs | Team looking for backup running back

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs are unsure if RB Priest Holmes (neck) will be with the team for the 2006 season. Head coach Herman Edwards said the team will not wait for Holmes indefinitely and added, "You're always looking to upgrade, and that's what's good about the time between now and opening day. There will be some guys on certain teams that people are willing to let go. We'll evaluate the guys we have here and our scouts will evaluate guys on other teams, especially if Priest doesn't come back." Edwards would like to run the ball 35 times a game and doesn't plan to have RB Larry Johnson carry all of that load. Of the current running backs on the team, Johnson is the biggest at 230 pounds. The rest are lighter, finesse runners with Holmes at 213 pounds, RB Dee Brown at 210 pounds and RB Quentin Griffin at 195 pounds. Edwards said, "We'll go to a change of pace. We'll do a little something different with those guys than we'll do with LJ. We're going to run the ball 500 times. We can't expect him to run it 500 times."

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