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Chiefs release defensive end Holliday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 22, 2005) -- Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Vonnie Holliday was released after injuries sidelined him for much of the 2004 season.

Holliday joined the Chiefs as a free agent in April 2003. He appeared in 25 games in 2003 and 2004, totaling 93 tackles, 5½ sacks and 11 quarterback pressures. Groin and abdomen injuries cut his season short last year.

Holliday was the 19th pick out of North Carolina in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.

The Chiefs signed Holliday away from Green Bay, but he never made much of a difference with a poor Kansas City defense.

"Vonnie and his agent knew that in his initial contract with the Chiefs that the large roster bonus coming due this week would probably preclude his continuation with the Kansas City Chiefs," Chiefs president Carl Peterson said in a statement.

The Associated Press News Service

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