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KANSAS CITY MO - DECEMBER 26:  Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs scrambles during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 26 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY MO - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs scrambles during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 26 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Good morning Chiefs fans! A typical offseason slow day for Kansas City Chiefs news, but there are a couple of articles related to the CBA. We also welcome back links to BobGretz.com. Be sure to click through to his site to make sure he gets credit for the work he puts in. Enjoy!

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ruled the Lions were indeed guilty of tampering with the Chiefs last year when they spoke publicly about their desire to acquire Chiefs players and contacted safety Jarrad Page or his agent while his playing rights belonged to the Chiefs.

Winning the case won’t benefit the Chiefs much. They do get to swap fifth-round picks with the Lions in this year’s draft, meaning Kansas City gets the ninth pick in the fifth round while the Lions get the 23rd pick.

NFL Rules in Chiefs' Favor in Tampering Claim from KC Star

When asked of the rumors of a proposed boycott, George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association, told me Tuesday: "They're absolutely false. We understand this is an opportunity for young men to live out their lifelong dreams and would never interfere with their first interview in the process."

What has been reported by multiple sources, though, is that NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has been speaking with some of the game's top player agents since the Super Bowl to discuss the potential effectiveness of having prospects skip the combine, as well as refusing to take part in any NFL events surrounding April's draft.

Boycott of NFL Combine is Unrealistic from FOX Sports

Don't get Judge wrong. He writes that he "likes what's happening here," especially gunslinger Matt Cassel and the Chiefs' young defense. But he writes that holding off San Diego again doesn't sound probable -- and he's "nervous" about the exit of offensive coordinator Charlie Weis or the thought of Cassel without Weis.

Kansas City Chiefs in the Playoffs Next Season? Don't Count on it, CBS's Clark Judge Says from The Pitch

The contentious NFL labor negotiations went in front of a federal mediator Friday, two weeks before owners could impose a lockout on players and threaten the 2011 season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, players' union executive director DeMaurice Smith and their bargaining teams arrived at the Washington office of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service shortly before 11 a.m. It was not known how long the meeting would last.

NFL, Union Talk WIth Federal Mediator from Fox Sports

As the NFL heads towards its annual Combine this week, the invitation list helps narrow the field on the top prospects in the country, both seniors and underclassmen. Over the last week we've been previewing and reviewing each position. This is the last of the series.

NFL Combine -- Special Teams from BobGretz.com