Kennison retires a Chief

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Long-time Kansas City wide receiver Eddie Kennison signed a contract Monday to announce his retirement as a member of the Chiefs.

Kennison spent seven of his 13 NFL seasons with the Chiefs, catching 321 passes for 5,230 yards with 25 touchdowns in 91 games from 2001-07. He also played for St. Louis (1996-98, 2008), New Orleans (1999), Chicago (2000) and Denver (2001).

"I am honored and humbled to officially conclude my NFL playing career as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs," Kennison said in a release by the team. "My family is extremely grateful to the Hunt family, (general manager) 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 ranks eighth in receptions in Chiefs history and seventh in receiving yards. His 17 career 100-yard receiving games are fourth-most in club annals.

In 179 career games, including 153 starts, the Lake Charles, La., native and LSU product finished with 548 receptions, 8,345 yards and 42 touchdowns. He was selected by the Rams in the first round of the 1996 draft.


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