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Holmes returns from two-year absence after severe neck injury

Updated: October 21, 2007, 11:31 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Priest Holmes completed his improbable comeback Sunday, returning to the Kansas City Chiefs' lineup nearly two years after a serious neck injury threatened the three-time Pro Bowl running back's career.

Holmes played for the first time since Oct. 30, 2005, in the Chiefs' 12-10 road victory over the rival Oakland Raiders. Though he managed just 9 yards on four carries, his pain-free performance suggested the former star's comeback story has additional chapters.

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