Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/1

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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

Remembering Chiefs RB, Hero, Joe Delaney from The Mothership

You may have never heard of him, considering he only played two seasons in the NFL, but Chiefs fans can never forget him. Joe Delaney was a Chiefs running back, a second round pick in 1981 and set franchise records for the team.

Sunday was the 31st anniversary of Delaney's tragic death.

Player Profile: Husain Abdullah from The Mothership

"I was able to go to Minnesota and started off as a special teams player, but eventually worked my way up to become a starter," Abdullah explained. "It was a great experience and such a blessing."

After playing in the league for four years, he took a season off. In 2012, Abdullah, a practicing Muslim, spent some time in Mecca for Hajj, a Muslim pilgrimage. Abdullah's parents, two brothers and his wife also made the trip.

"It was something that you really can't put into words," Abdullah said. "It was a time period in my life that I will always look back on and cherish. It's something I'm grateful for and I think it made me a better person."

Rookie Review: OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from ESPN

Don't look for much from him as a rookie. A Canadian who played in college at Montreal's McGill University, Duvernay-Tardif is about as raw a prospect as the Chiefs have seen. While he might make the active roster when the season begins, it will be as a developmental prospect. His season, if he makes it, will be spent learning his craft.

Ex-Chief Flowers Still Thinks He's Best Corner In NFL from KC Star via The Wichita Eagle

Here's an excerpt from that interview with Flowers, who last year made the first Pro Bowl in his six-year career, though he had been moved from left cornerback to a slot corner early in the season.

On who's the best cornerback in the NFL:

"First off, let me must say, I am the best corner in football. Don't let my injuries last year fool you and take my name from that top list. One guy whose game I definitely respect throughout the years was (Darrelle) Revis. Coming from a system that he played in, it's a lot of man-to-man being played, him shadowing receivers, and he definitely put in that work. Not to say anything else bad about the other corners, but Revis is definitely a corner I respect in this league."

Former UGA Quarterback Aaron Murray To Appear On 'The Bachelorette' Next Monday from The Athens Banner-Herald

Murray, who recently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, will appear along side his family at the their Tampa home when older brother Josh makes a "hometown visit" with Bachelorette Andi Dorfman.

Auburn's ESPN ESPYS "Best Play" Nomination Advances from The Montgomery Adviser

Chris Davis' 100-yard touchdown return of a missed field goal to win the Iron Bowl over Alabama and Nick Marshall's Hail Mary touchdown pass to Ricardo Louis to beat Georgia advanced for the ESPN 2014 ESPYS "Best Play" award. Voting ends July 6 for the "Best Play" award.

The Iron Bowl is also nominated for "Best Game" along with the AFC Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts and Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings.

Dressler Transitioning From CFL To NFL from KVRR

"It's going well. It's still early (but) I'm excited," Dressler said in a recent interview on TSN. "In a Couple weeks we get started with the main camp and that's when everything gets going for real. Just working hard and trying to learn as much as I can and give myself the best possible chance to make the team.

Shutdown Corner's Overrated And Underrated: 2014 AFC Storylines from Yahoo! Sports

The past four owners of the No. 1 pick in the draft have averaged an improvement of seven wins the following season, including nine each from the Kansas City Chiefs and Colts the past two seasons.

The assumption is that the Texans can be the next team in that line. With the addition of head coach Bill O'Brien, a few big-name players on offense, a potentially devastating duo on defense and a softer division, some believe that immediate improvement is in the offing.

Hold off on that thought for a year, I say.

Investing Lessons From Fantasy Football from The Street

On the other hand, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was the best bargain among backs last season and I was one fortunate beneficiary.

In hindsight, Charles had all the signs of an undervalued player. In 2012, Charles averaged a terrific 5.3 yds/carry but only found the end zone 6 times. In 2013, a better coach, better quarterback, and a soft schedule following a 2-14 season helped Charles score 19 touchdowns. A running back can control how far he runs on each carry, but he has less control over his number of scoring opportunities.

Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted On Charges Involving Nude Photos Of Teen Girl Pleads Guilty from WCPO

Darrell Beavers, 44, who was with CPD for about 13 years, was indicted on one count of theft in office, one count of tampering with evidence and four counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance...

...Beavers -- a former player in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs -- faces the possibility of 30 months in prison at his sentencing hearing August 7.

2014 NFL Power Rankings: #1 Seattle Seahawks Or Denver Broncos from Mile High Report

The caveat for the 2014 season is the Broncos schedule. It's considered the second toughest schedule in the NFL for this season, but all that junk goes out the window once games are actually played. The only games on the Broncos schedule that I believe are "must win" are the matchups against the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Local American Indians On The Chiefs' Name from KCUR

Lanoue says he and the community he represents aren't interested in changing the Chiefs name out of respect for Bartle and the relationship he had with the Arapaho. In fact, Lanoue says many local Native American groups support the Chiefs and some members are even long-time ticket holders.

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