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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 2/17

Good morning Chiefs fans. Once more we've gather the latest Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet (and there wasn't much today). Read on.

Having in recent years lost a premier pass rusher, the Chiefs were determined not to let it happen again, this time with outside linebacker Tamba Hali.

They effectively prevented Hali, who led the AFC last season with 14 1/2 sacks, from becoming a free agent in 2011 by designating him as their franchise player.

 Chiefs Designate Hali as Franchise Player from KC Star

An affable, outgoing man, Hali is one of the Chiefs' most popular players. He is a native of Liberia and lived in constant danger in the war-torn country as a youngster before moving to New Jersey with his father. In 2006, after much study, he was excused from training camp to fly back to New Jersey and be sworn in as a citizen of the United States. After much bureaucratic wrangling, he was finally able to move his mother to the United States.

Chiefs Stick Franchise Tag on LB Tamba Hali , Says Both Sides Hopeful for a New Deal from The Canadian Press

The National Football League's 32 owners are hurtling toward a March 4 deadline, giving every indication that they plan to lock out the players and stadium employees, potentially jeopardizing the next season in an effort to extract an extra billion dollars per year for themselves and require the players to put in two extra regular season games. The move comes after the owners have managed to siphon hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers to build and maintain stadiums for their private businesses.

Countdown to Not Kickoff: Next Football Season Hostage to Owners' Demands from the Huffington Post

Weeks after Joe Flacco sounded off over the firing of quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn, the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback met today with coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron at the Ravens' training complex.

Flacco had lobbied Harbaugh and owner Steve Bisciotti to retain Zorn, but his request wasn't granted.

Zorn was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs as quarterbacks coach earlier this week.

Joe Flacco Meets with John Harbaugh and Cam Cameron from The National Football Post