Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/28

Yep, it's another Monday. Here's you Kansas City Chiefs news. The rookies are attending the annual symposium, more updates on Pope's and Urban's camps, and an announcement for a Brandon Flowers camp lie ahead. Enjoy.

Fifth-round draft choice Kendrick Lewis of the Chiefs will be in the audience. He’ll likely be paying attention to every detail of every speaker, taking copious notes and pondering all the information. That’s the type of person he’s shown himself to be around the Chiefs since they selected in the NFL Draft.

Lewis could just as easily be at the microphone, telling his fellow rookies how to handle a difficult situation. Lewis celebrated his 22nd birthday about 10 days ago and he’s not yet played in an NFL game or even taken part in a pro training camp. But he has dealt with upheaval. He saw his life and that of his family turned upside down in such a profound manner that anything the speakers cover in three days will seem miniscule in comparison.

Lewis Understands Disaster … Monday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kicked off the annual rookie symposium Sunday evening by talking to the league's newest players about a range of topics, including taking responsibility and honoring the game...

...The symposium is to help the draft picks prepare for the challenges ahead.

"The fact they're here as NFL draft choices comes with a lot of responsibility," Goodell said.

Goodell said he didn't specifically mention Ben Roethlisberger's case. Goodell suspended the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback for six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The penalty resulted from a Georgia college student's allegation that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in a nightclub. Goodell has the option of trimming the suspension to four games if Roethlisberger does all the league asks him to do. The case will not be prosecuted.

"I talked on personal conduct. I didn't speak about anyone in particular in that case," Goodell said. "But I did talk about what I call protecting the shield. My job is to protect the integrity of the NFL and to make sure the game is as safe as possible."

Goodell addresses rookies at NFL symposium from KC Star

The Brandon Flowers Youth Sports Camp will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 10 at the Delray Beach Soccer Complex. The camp will also include a 7-on-7 tournament.
Flowers, who plays defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Jackson grew up in Delray Beach. Jackson played high school ball at Boca Raton-Olympic Heights while Flowers played at Delray Beach-Atlantic.

Americus native Leonard Pope who now plays professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs was in town this weekend to host a kids day to create awareness about the dangers of childhood obesity.

NFL player hosts a kids camp in Americus from mysouthwestga.com (includes video)

Urban will leave for his first training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs in just over a month. He signed with the Chiefs in March after spending the last three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

But he was happy to share his football expertise with the 60 high school players who took advantage of the opportunity to improve their skills free of charge.

"I figured he would come back and give something back to the kids of the community," said Lydell Wilson, who coached Urban in high school at Stroman. "He does a great job with kids. He gives them an outlet to come out for a day and learn some football and have some fun."

Victoria's Urban unfazed by success from The Victoria Advocate

A family reunion may not be the likeliest of places to find a man who used to be a part of a group nicknamed "The Bruise Brothers," but that’s where Leroy Jones has been this weekend.

Jones, 59, a former defensive end for the San Diego Chargers, grew up in Greenwood and came home for the Jones-Towers-Tidwell-Sudduth reunion. He said he tries to make it back to his hometown a few times per year...

...He said one of his favorite NFL moments was playing against the Kansas City Chiefs in 1979. Events during that game earned Jones the nickname of "Wrong Way Jones."

"I was rushing the quarterback and I tapped the ball," he said. "When I picked it up I ran the wrong way for about 20 yards."

The play ended well, as Jones soon heard "wrong way," being shouted from the sidelines. He got himself oriented, reversed direction and scored a touchdown.

from The Greenwood Commonwealth

Dwayne Bowe has been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs since he was Drafted in the First Round of the 2007 Draft as the 23rd overall pick.

Drawing comparisons to Hines Ward, Bowe was considered one of the best receiver's available in the 2007 Draft.

He went over the next two years to prove that speculation was correct, as no other player selected in the 2007 NFL Draft topped his reception tally, and in the 2007-2008, only Detroit’s WR Calvin Johnson had more receiving yards than Bowe.

Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs WR: Humble Superstar on the Rise from Bleacher Report

Justin McCay competing for a spot in Oklahoma's wide receiver rotation pales compared to his father's battle with diabetes...

...Miege coach Tim Grunhard, the Kansas City Chiefs starting center for 11 seasons, said McCay's athletic talent was always evident. But Grunhard said the primary reason McCay might play as a true freshman is due to his growth off the football field.

"Justin is a completely different kid than he was a year ago after his father passed away," Grunhard said. "His work ethic is much better. He put on about 15 to 20 pounds of solid muscle after basketball ended. He's worked so hard. And not just as an athlete.

"We were concerned about him qualifying but he did a solid job, getting four A's and two B's. He's turned into a man this past year. He was a kid who was kind of lost. But the past year he's kind of found himself. He's ready to go there and compete."

OU Insider: Robert McCay's lessons live on with his son Justin from The Oklahoman

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