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Hello AP! Looks like some people have been busy writing Kansas City Chiefs news and we've highlighted their work below. Today's stories include information about the new Hall of Honor, Carr's thoughts on his recent struggles, and the quest for Arrowhead's "signature sandwich." Enjoy!

It was a long few days. There’s no denying that now. Cornerback Brandon Carr struggled through the first week or so of Chiefs training camp, and he didn’t take it well.

He couldn’t prevent deep passes, one after another. Then it got into his head. Nothing was going well.

"I’m like: ‘I’ve never had trouble like this,’ " Carr said this week. "I was struggling.

Chiefs will be counting on young players to lead secondary from KC Star

It has everything from Hank Stram's film projector to Len Dawson's helmet to the children's toy that inspired the NFL to call its championship game the Super Bowl.

In one of the most interesting exhibits, fans can read the handwritten notes Lamar Hunt once made in-flight on American Airlines stationery detailing his ideas about an audacious project he wanted to call the American Football League.

The Kansas City Chiefs opened their Hall of Honor Wednesday, giving fans a free tour of an impressive, exhibit-stuffed interactive museum that seems certain to become one of the most popular new features in Arrowhead Stadium's US$325-million makeover.

As Part of a $325 Million Facelift, Chiefs Open Impressive Hall of Honour from The Canadian Press

Leggett, who received a concussion in Saturday night’s game at Tampa Bay, was back in Kansas City and attended the night practice.

Chiefs Buzz | O'Callaghan, Harris, Leggett do not practice from KC Star

KC Star Photo Gallery: Chiefs fans get first look at Hall of Honor

KC Star Video: Hall of Honor unveiled to public

Leave it to the secrecy-obsessed Kansas City Chiefs to invent a mystery motto.

On the back of almost every shirt worn by coaches and support people during pre-season workouts is the cryptic message, "Chiefs Will."

So what exactly does that mean?

Not surprisingly, the organization that requires all employees to draw the curtains on their office windows during practice won't say.

Chiefs Counting on Young Underachievers to Mature and Start Achieving from The Canadian Press

At least three people around here say it's no big deal which running back is No. 1 on the Kansas City Chiefs' depth chart:

• "I'm not even thinking about that," saysThomas Jones, the newcomer now listed No. 1 after rushing for 1,402 yards last season with the New York Jets and topping 1,000 yards for the fifth year in a row.

The Chiefs' Envious Problem: 1 Starting Job, 2 Dazzling Backs from USA Today

Tony Gonzalez is a current member of the Atlanta Falcons, but back in 2007 he participated in the show with the Kansas City Chiefs. With that said, he brings a different perspective than most players because he has been involved with the program on a more personal level. Listen below to hear his thoughts on it, the overall experience, if profanity by NFL coaches bothers him and whether Tony Dungy orRex Ryan is more typical in regards to coaches and language.

Tony Gonzalez Talks About Experience With HBO's "Hard Knocks" from The Tucson Citizen

The Birds use a lot of rotational players, especially on defense, so the Chiefs game will give the coaching staff their "best" look at how those rotations might work out in the regular season.

These five guys in particular would really benefit if they can make an impact on Friday night—and could clear up a lot of question marks by doing so.

Philadelphia Eagles Head to KC: Five Player Who Need Big Games from Bleacher Report

Christmas is still four months away, but three area sports teams are already helping an Independence program that focuses on providing Christmas presents for families in need.

The Independence School District is partnering with the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Missouri Mavericks to raise funds for Holiday Helpers, an assistance program geared toward families not served by other community organizations such as the Salvation Army or Community Services League.

Schools, Sports Teams Thinking About Holidays from The Examiner

For example, the No. 3 GM on our list, the Kansas City Chiefs' Scott Pioli, was a force behind the New England Patriots' modern dynasty as a vice president and player personnel director.

Pioli took over in Kansas City last season, where he traded for New England backup quarterback Matt Cassel to be his starter. The Chiefs improved modestly, to 4-12 from 2-14 in 2008. Time will tell whether Pioli can complete the Chiefs' rebuilding job. But with his fingerprints all over the New England juggernaut--enough for the Pats to give him a raise and contract extension in 2005 to ward off suitors waving general manager jobs--he shouldn't be overlooked.

The NFL's Best General Managers from

The top finishers of each of the 10 age groups at the local competition will advance to a state sectional competition in York on Oct. 2. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top four scorers from the pool of sectional championships advance to the regional competition at the Kansas City Chiefs team championship, to be held at their game vs. the Denver Broncos.

York Jaycees to Host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition from The York News-Times

Tony Richardson, FB, Jets: There is no better respected veteran in the league, and he's been a vital lead blocker for several teams over the years...

...Like with the four quarterbacks, carrying two fullbacks is a luxury rarely enjoyed, especially with the Jets likely to carry three running backs. Richardson might be the odd man out.

A good fit elsewhere: Kansas City. A return to the Chiefs, where he spent the bulk of his career, might make sense if the Jets were to let him go.

Chargers, Colts, Redskins Situations All Solvable from

The Pied Piper of the Pistol has followers from west coast to east coast and all campuses in between. There will be dozens of college football teams, ranging from Alabama, LSU, Indiana as well as the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins, using some aspect of the Pack's Pistol this year. A new convert this past off-season was the UCLA Bruins, who visited Reno last winter.

Football: Pistol offense gaining popularity nationally from The Record-Courier

A year ago, 19 teams were worth at least $1 billion. Now the number is 16. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs slid below that threshold.

The league average remained steady from 2008 to 2009 at $1.042 billion. Last year's rankings saw eight teams losing value, while 18 increased.

Average value for NFL teams falls in tough economy from KC Star

Kansas City Chiefs fans don’t get to pick the players, but now they have some say on the sandwiches.

Arrowhead Stadium's new food and beverage partner, Aramark, is inviting fans to vote on one of three offerings to decide what will be the stadium’s "signature" sandwich.

Chiefs want fans to vote for their favorite super hero (sandwich) from KC Star