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Good morning Chiefs fans. A short Arrowheadlines today. Not a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news out there. Here's what I could find. Enjoy.

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to his home state of Texas where he picked up the most prestigious honor of his football career on Wednesday, the 2010 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.

Charles, the NFL's second-leading rusher with 1,467 yards, averaged 6.38 yards per carry last season, just a fraction of a yard behind the NFL record 6.40 set by Hall of Famer Jim Brown in 1963.

 Jamaal Charles wins FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award from The Red Zone

In the past few weeks, I didn't think Haley would win because the way the Chiefs ended the season, but I thought he met the usual criteria to win the award. He oversaw a young team that exceeded expectations and made an unlikely playoff run. I thought the voting would be closer, but the bottom line is, I can't argue with the masterful job Belichick did.

Haley Third in COY Voting from ESPN

Five Baldwin County High football players signed scholarships during a ceremony this morning at the school gym.

With current Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman and BCHS alumnus Wallace Gilberry looking on...

David "Boo" Simon Signs with South Florida from AL.com

The Bolts jelled as a team in the face of the most hostile adversity you could ever be in. Ross and then-Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer had dislike for each other. The Chiefs were physical, arrogant, and tough at Arrowhead Stadium. Their Sunday afternoon game there was pock-marked by cheapshots, late hits and personal fouls. KC linebacker Derrick Thomas sacked Humphries. Chiefs defensive end Neil Smith piled on and kicked Humphries while getting off the pile. Chargers linemen rushed to the aid of their fallen passing star. Penalty flags flew.

San Diego Super Bowl Memories from SanDiego.com 

With guys like Mike Vrabel, Willie McGinest and Rosevelt Colvin on hand, the Patriots always knew what they were getting from the outside linebacker position and depended on the production those players provided.

In recent years, though, that strength has become a liability.

Ever since Vrabel was shipped off to the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the 2009 season, the Patriots have sorely lacked a consistent presence at the position.

Why Can't the Patriots Fin the Next Mike Vrabel? from MassLive.com

Born in Enugu, Nigeria, and one of only two NFL players ever from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, Okoye came to Kansas City in 1987 at the age of 26. By 1989, he led the league in carries (370) and yards rushing (1,480), earning the first of two Pro Bowl berths and his lone All-Pro selection. At 6-1 and 253 pounds, he was one of the most intimidating featured backs to lace 'em up, not to mention one of the toughest to tackle.

However, his career was over by 1992, as his body simply couldn't take the pounding anymore. The 370 rushes he logged in 1989 were 36 more than anyone in the NFL received this season -- Michael Turner of the Falcons had 334. Okoye even missed a game that year.

Okoye a Big Believer in Two Back System from NYG Scout.com