Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/12

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy!

Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon from The Mothership

"The Chiefs have the unique ability to unite people in Kansas City regardless of which college they cheer for or what side of the state line they live on," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "We are an integral part of the fabric of Kansas City and understand the responsibility that comes with that position. Honoring the long-standing tradition of the Kickoff Luncheon, we are especially excited to again partner with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Board of Directors I have seen first-hand how the Chamber brings our business community together for the greater good of Kansas City."

City Gears Up For Chiefs Arrival from St. Joseph News-Press

Lindsay Bernard, the bureau's visitor relations/sales manager, said local businesses have been reminded to place messages on their marquees welcoming the Chiefs back to St. Joseph.

A new design of camp T-shirts goes on sale Monday at the visitor center at East Hills Library and the bureau's Downtown office. The shirts will be produced on a demand basis.

Hotels, banks and other businesses can place group orders by calling the CVB at 233-6688.

Chiefs' Top Play Winner: Montana To Davis from ESPN

The voters picked Joe Montana's late touchdown pass to Willie Davis as the Chiefs' most memorable play. The play lifted Kansas City to a dramatic win over John Elway and Denver in 1994 in one of the greatest Monday night games ever. The voting was tight -- with my choice, Otis Taylor's Super Bowl clinching touchdown, falling by two percentage points.

10 Days To Camp: Knile Davis from Warpaint Illustrated

Once the regular season began Head Coach, Andy Reid, used him sparingly. In week 13, the young back began to make a name for himself by setting a Kansas City Chiefs regular season kick-off return record when he gashed the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead for a 108-yard return.

That single return gave Davis the confidence to earn more touches on offense. In the last quarter of the season as a fill-in running back, he found the end zone four times. Granted his rushing yards didn't exceed 300 for the season, he became more comfortable with each game played and his ability to make plays in the Red Zone were more frequent.

Chiefs Pass On Making Supplemental Draft Selection from KC Star via The Hays Daily News

This year's draft featured only four prospects -- New Mexico wide receiver Chase Clayton, North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford, Virginia-Lynchburg defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross and SMU running back Traylon Shead. All four players are now free agents and may sign with any team.

This marks the second straight year a player has not been taken in the supplemental draft. The Cleveland Browns used a second-round draft pick to select receiver Josh Gordon in 2012.

Bears' Top Play Winner: Walter Payton's Run from ESPN

Thank you, thank you, thank you, voters. We definitely agree on this one. But as time ticked away on voting for the Chicago's most memorable play, there certainly was trepidation about how things would pan out as Walter Payton's rather beastly run against the Chiefs in 1977 was basically neck-and-neck with William "Refrigerator" Perry's touchdown in Super Bowl XX as the voting deadline neared.

No knock on Perry, as his touchdown certainly was "memorable."

Unit Analysis: Best QBs Are More Than Passers from Lindy's Sports

As the Chiefs wrapped up their offseason work, the team did not have a new contract in hand with Smith; they have been working on an extension with agent Tom Condon since January. Communication between the parties remains open, but there has been little forward movement. It is going to be interesting to watch how general manager John Dorsey plays this scenario. Smith has one year to go on his current deal and he just turned 30. His play last year improved as the rest of the offense picked up head coach Andy Reid's scheme and by the end of the season Smith was throwing the ball as well as any quarterback in the league, connecting for four touchdown passes in the playoffs against Indianapolis. What must be factored into the scenario is the presence of Murray, this year's fifth-round draft choice and Bray, last year's rookie free agent. Both are talented throwers with NFL potential.

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