Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/15

Jamie Squire

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 21: Kansas City Chiefs from ProFootballTalk

For new Chiefs coach Andy Reid, Kansas City represents a fresh start after two sour seasons to finish a Philadelphia tenure filled with more good moments than bad. The Chiefs' new starting quarterback, Alex Smith, also gets to the turn the page after being forced out by Colin Kaepernick's emergence in San Francisco.

There's little doubt Reid and Smith will help lead a turnaround of some sort relative to 2012. If nothing else, the Chiefs are likely to move out of the AFC West basement. But are the Chiefs capable of quintupling their win total from a season ago? That's probably what it will take to contend for a playoff spot.

The Hunt Sports Investment Most People Don't Know About: Turns Out Mother Knew Best from The Dallas Morning News

Lamar's clan still owns that original stake in a Chicago team that Forbes valued at $800 million in 2012. That would make the Hunts' slice of the Bulls worth $88.88 million.

I wonder who the guy was who got cold feet in 1985.

The best investment, says Clark was the Kansas City Chiefs franchise, which cost $25,000 in 1960. Forbes estimated its worth in at $1.01 billion.

Broncos Reward Ryan Clady With 5-Year, $57.5 Million Contract from USA Today

Clady becomes the first of the eight players slapped with the franchise tag this offseason to secure a multi-year deal.

The deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts is Monday, 4 p.m. ET. Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd is the lone tagged player that remains unsigned.

The six others, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, Dallas Cowboys pass rusher Anthony Spencer, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee, Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert and Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks have signed their one-year tenders.

Contract Deadline Looms For Franchise-Tagged Players from NFL.com

Branden Albert, OT (Franchise tag: $9.828 million): The Kansas City Chiefs have been talking with Albert's representatives but still haven't presented a formal offer, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported. With the leverage of No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, the Chiefs aren't in a hurry to hand out the $50 million-plus contract Albert is seeking.

Breaking Down The NFL By 2013 Strength Of Schedule from Bleacher Report

So let's take a look at the five hardest and five easiest schedules-at least on paper-for the upcoming 2013 NFL season and see if we believe if they'll play out that way.

Easiest Strength of Schedule

5. Kansas City Chiefs (Strength of Schedule: .473, Opp. Win/Loss: 121-135)

Along with a new quarterback (Alex Smith) and a new coach (Andy Reid), the Chiefs get an apparently cushy schedule to use for a fresh start in 2013.

Of course, not all the teams on the slate will be as bad as they were in 2012-in fact, the AFC West (which is represented here by all four teams) is likely to be better than it was last season.

NFL Veteran Vince Agnew Gives Back To Aspiring Grand Rapids Football Players In Youth Camp from MLive

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Vince Agnew just concluded one of the busiest weeks in his life.

It started last weekend when when the former Catholic Central and Central Michigan University standout football player married his college sweetheart, Stephanie.

That momentous day was followed by a short honeymoon in Traverse City for the newlyweds, and it concluded by putting on his first football camp at MVP Fieldhouse on Saturday and Sunday.

Paterson Youth Reach For The Stars At Annual Marcel Shipp Football Clinic from NorthJersey.com

With dreams in their hearts and stars in their eyes, more than 300 Paterson youths attended the sixth annual Marcel Shipp Football Camp on Saturday Eastside High School.

Four current and former National Football League players showed up for the event, along with Kendall Holt, the Patersonian who once held a world boxing title.

"It's an honor to be here. It's a true blessing," said Eric Downing, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers from 2001 to 2004.

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