Eddie Kennison Retires as a Kansas City Chief

Wide receiver Eddie Kennison has signed a contract that will allow him to retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wide receiver Eddie Kennison has signed a contract that will allow him to retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

"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."

A first-round pick (18th overall) out of LSU by the St. Louis Rams in 1996, Kennison spent seven of his 13 seasons in the NFL with the Chiefs, where he caught 321 passes for 5,230 yards and 25 touchdowns, ranking in the Top 10 in Chiefs' franchise history in each receiving category.

Overall, Kennison caught 548 passes for 8,345 yards and 42 touchdowns in a career that also included stints with the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, and Chicago Bears.

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