Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/9

Ed Zurga

Good morning! 2 Days worth of stories for you. I thought I'd be back earlier yesterday from a trip (sorry Joel!). Here is today's... and yesterday's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

Chiefs Teamed Up With Royals from The Mothership

The Chiefs Community Caring Team partnered with players from the Kansas City Royals to serve lunch to families at the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday afternoon.

"This event was a chance to support the families of the Ronald McDonald House and give back to the community," Jeff Allen explained. "These families are going through some difficult times so we wanted to distract them and lift their spirits through hanging out with them and serving them lunch."

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Alex Smith Throws First Pitch On Friday

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Alex Smith Football ProCamp Gallery

Final Week Of Voluntary OTAs Arrives from Chiefs Spin

Outside linebacker Justin Houston and cornerback Brandon Flowers have missed the previous six OTA workouts, but they won't need to be present until next week's mandatory minicamp on June 17-19.

Meanwhile, the upcoming two weeks marks the home stretch before the Chiefs takes a break in preparation for training camp.

And one of the biggest takeaways so far surrounds the amount of competition at each position, all of which will play out when the pads come on in St. Joseph, Mo.

Until then, here are noteworthy areas carrying over from last week worth monitoring:

Competition For Jobs With Chiefs Already Tight from The Associated Press via The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

There might as well be a sign propped up on the road outside Arrowhead Stadium that reads "Casting Call," considering the number of jobs that are up for grabs.

There's the spot at free safety that opened up when Kendrick Lewis hit free agency. There are the spots along the offensive line that cleared when Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah all signed elsewhere on the same day. And the spot on the defensive line that opened up when Tyson Jackson, a former third overall draft pick, chased the free-agent buck to Atlanta.

Sure, there are favorites to win those jobs, but right now none of them appears to be set in stone, which has made for some spirited competition during voluntary offseason workouts.

Chiefs Mailbag: Six Days Of  OTAs Revisited from Chiefs Spin

Most questions on Twitter can be answered within the character count, but there are some requiring more than 140 characters to offer an effective response.

A Chiefs mailbag is born.

In this initial installment of what will be a weekly piece, here are answers to questions in recent days surrounding tight end Demetrius Harris, wide receiver Albert Wilson and special teams.

Chiefs QB Alex Smith Talkes 1-On-1 from KFVS

Alex Smith, the charming starting quarterback of the Chiefs, talked in depth with KCTV5 on Friday about his hopes for the team this year, his response to the $126 million contract extension for San Francisco's quarterback - the same guy who took Smith's job and ultimately led Smith to Kansas City - and more importantly his ultimate inspiration: his wife and two sons.

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