The Kansas City Chiefs have signed WR Eddie Kennison. But the veteran will not be showing up to St. Joseph, he is signing with the team so he can retire as a member of the Chiefs, according to KCChiefs.com.
“I am honored and humbled to officially conclude my NFL playing career as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs,” Kennison said. “My family is extremely grateful to the Hunt family, Scott Pioli and the Chiefs organization for making this moment possible. Kansas City has a special place in our hearts, and has truly become our home. I feel very blessed to have been extended the opportunity to retire as a member the Chiefs.”
Kennison played in 91 games (85 starts) during his seven-year career with the Chiefs from 2001-07, catching 321 passes for 5,230 yards with 25 TDs. His receiving yardage total ranks seventh in franchise history, while his reception tally is the eighth-highest mark in Kansas City annals. Kennison produced 17 career 100-yard receiving games with the Chiefs, the fourth-highest total in team history.
Wait a minute, I thought the Chiefs ignored all players from the past? Kennison must not have received that memo.
In all seriousness though, it’s great to see Kennison officially retire in Kansas City.
He had plenty of great games for the Chiefs, but I will forever remember Kennison for his game-winning 51-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in overtime back in 2003. I still remember Ahman Green fumbling to give Kansas City the ball and then Kennison streaking down the field for the win, with me screaming all the way, no doubt frustrating my neighbors at the time.
Welcome home, Eddie!