Kansas City running back Priest Holmes, out for the rest of the season, is taking a break back home in Texas and is not thinking about retirement, his father said.

There had been speculation earlier this week that Holmes might retire after seeing three medical specialists following a helmet-to-helmet collision against San Diego on Oct. 30. He missed last Sunday's game against Oakland, and the Chiefs placed him on injured reserve Wednesday because of head and neck trauma.

His father, Herman Morris, said Holmes is irritated and disappointed about another early end to his season. But he plans to be back.

"He's not contemplating retirement," Morris told The Kansas City Star in Friday's edition. "He wants to go out on top. He wants to go out his way. He plans on walking off, at God's will, writing his own script, not having someone else write it for him."

HAMLIN ATTENDS PRACTICE: Seattle Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin showed up at the team's practice Friday, still recovering from injuries sustained nearly four weeks ago in a fight outside a Seattle nightclub. Wearing a black sweat shirt and black sweat pants, Hamlin arrived at the Seahawks' indoor practice bubble about halfway through the team's 75-minute practice. Coach Mike Holmgren said Hamlin came to team headquarters on Wednesday to see his teammates and Holmgren invited him back.

"I told him to come on over Friday for lunch and see the guys," Holmgren said. "They like to see him too."

TAYLOR RULED OUT: Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor will not play Sunday against Baltimore because of an injury to his right ankle. He had been listed as doubtful on this week's injury report, but was ruled out after practice Friday. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio wouldn't say who will start against the Ravens. But Del Rio said backup running back LaBrandon Toefield — inactive in three of the team's last four games — would be in uniform.

ALSO: Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is likely to miss Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a sprained ankle . . . Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper will have surgery on his right knee next week to repair torn ligaments . . . New Orleans Saints cornerback Fakhir Brown was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, the team said Friday . . . The Houston Texans placed rookie center Drew Hodgdon on the injured list with a right foot injury that likely will require surgery.