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Good morning Kansas City Chiefs fans. Here's the latest news on your team and the NFL labor dispute. Enjoy.

The federal judge handling the lawsuit against the league told both sides Monday they will participate in court-supervised mediation, saying she still is considering whether to grant the players' request to lift the lockout that's been in place for a month.

The players got their wish, with the talks held in the federal courts in Minnesota rather than the collective bargaining setting where the two sides unsuccessfully met last month.

Judge Order NFL, Players to Try Mediation Again from Sports Illustrated

When he showed up at Arrowhead Stadium, Smith's reputation preceded him. He was not just another guy with a projector and a binder filled with x's and o's. He was a man who had taken offensive football to another level of thought. He was considered by all who coached with him as an offensive genius, a coach that could teach and coordinate offensive players better than just about anybody in the business.

But then, what else would have been expected from a guy with degrees from Princeton, Harvard and Stanford.

Coaching "Genius" Homer Smithis Gone from Bob Gretz

University of North Carolina linebacker Quan Sturdivant is scheduled to visit the Washington Redskins on Tuesday followed by a Wednesday visit with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

LB Quan Sturdivant Visits Redskins Tuesday, Chiefs Up Next from National Football Post

Cleveland Browns fans really want Peyton Hillis on the cover of Madden '12. Hillis destroyed Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in the quarterfinals of the fan vote to see whose image will appear on the game's cover -- and be the next victim of the Madden Curse.

Jamaal Charles Avoids Madden Curse, Won't be on Game's Cover from The Pitch

Leading up to the NFL Draft, Sporting News writers will debate one key belief for each team.

Today's topic: The Chiefs will draft a wide receiver at No. 21.

Why we don¹t believe: The Chiefs had a very good draft in 2010 by taking the best players available at the time. A year earlier they missed on the No. 3 pick when they grabbed Tyson Jackson to anchor in their 3-4 defense. We think they will stay focused on drafting the best player and not reaching to fill a need.

The Belief: The Chiefs WillDraft a Wide Receiver at No. 21 from Sporting News

His agent told a few NFL scouts that he would be there, and the 6-foot-7, 255-pound defensive end from the University of Nebraska at Kearney was just hoping for a look.

But shortly after he arrived in the lobby outside the coaches' offices in the Osborne Complex, Brodine was politely told that NU doesn't allow non-Huskers to work out for scouts on its pro day...

...Finally, about 4 p.m., Brodine watched as the NU hopefuls trooped out. And that's when he got called.

"The Huskers were nice enough to ask if anyone wanted to work me out after the Huskers were done," Brodine said.

Many of the scouts left, packing up and racing to catch their flights. But eight to 10 stayed and gave Brodine an accelerated workout...

...Six or seven teams have requested film, including the Cowboys, the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Carolina Panthers.

Ducey: Brodine's Wait May Buy NFL Shot from The Omaha World-Herald

The Chiefs will host 18 area prospects during the club's local pro day Tuesday afternoon.  College players representing the Big XII, Pac 10, Mountain West, Missouri Valley, MIAA and Heart of America Conferences combine to form this year's field.

Each prospect will undergo measurements, physical testing, run through position-specific drills and take a Wonderlic Exam prior to a coach/player meal that concludes the day. On-field drills will be conducted by the Chiefs coaching staff with GM Scott Pioli, Director of College Scouting Phil Emery and other members of the Kansas City's personnel department in observance.

18 Local Players Set to Workout for Chiefs from The Mothership