The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that WR Eddie Kennison has signed a contract with the club. He will subsequently retire as a member of the 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.”
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.
The Lake Charles, Louisiana native saw action in 179 games (153 starts) during his 13-year NFL career with St. Louis (’96-98, 2008), New Orleans (’99), Chicago (2000), Denver (2001) and Kansas City (2001-07). He recorded 548 receptions for 8,345 yards with 42 TDs. The LSU product originally entered the NFL as a first-round selection of St. Louis in the ’96 NFL Draft.