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Good morning, Kansas City Chiefs fans! Here is today's news from across the internet. Enjoy.

Scott Pioli’s first draft for the Chiefs was only two years ago, but it’s already evident that group of players will never bring a Super Bowl championship to Kansas City. Just one of the eight guys selected by the Chiefs in 2009 made an impact, and that player is Ryan Succop, a kicker and the last one picked.

But if the Chiefs are able to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in the foreseeable future, they’ll look back at last year’s draft as a reason. Five of the seven players selected were significant contributors to an AFC West championship team. The other two could someday become starters.

Pioli's Second Draft a Hit After Whiffing on the First One from KC Star

Nevada standout quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been invited to attend the NFL draft in New York at Radio City Music Hall, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Kaepernick is going to mull it over and discuss it with his family before making a final decision on whether to attend the event...

...He has previously worked out for the Indianapolis Colts and the Titans. Among Kaepernick's other workouts: the  Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Colin Kaepernick Invited to Attend the Draft, Thinking it Over from National Football Post

Virginia Union offensive tackle David Mims has worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Ravens, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

He has also visited the Ravens this month.

The imposing lineman is 6-foot-8 and 331 pounds after playing at nearly 350 pounds for the majority of his career.

OT David Mims has Worked Out for Chiefs, Lions, Ravens from Yahoo! Sports

If the Chiefs had those drafts to do over again, here are the players they might wind up with:


First round

Clay Matthews, OLB, USC: The 2009 first round hasn't yet yielded many great players. Tyson Jackson certainly isn't one yet. The Chiefs still believe he can become a consistently productive player, and they may be right. But who wouldn't trade him for Matthews now?

Revisiting the Chiefs' 2009-10 Drafts from KC Star

Bob Liggett thought he was done. He retired from his work with the New Castle Youth Development Center and was enshrined in the Aliquippa and Beaver County Sports halls of fame, and the Nebraska College Hall of Fame...

...Liggett, Richard Mann, Tyrone Dixon and several other Aliquippa natives were among those honored at the recent 23rd annual Black History Achievement Awards for their contributions to church and community.

"You wonder where all of this is coming from," Liggett, who played defensive tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1970, said with a laugh. "All of a sudden these things start popping up and it's incredibly humbling.

"I wasn't looking for any more curtain calls. You just get to the point where you think that's it."

Liggitt, Other Quips Proud of Latest Honor from The Beaver County Times

Nothing is certain for Joe Morgan of Walsh University, which played in the NAIA last season. The Canton McKinley graduate's third disciplinary violation prompted his dismissal from the University of Illinois in the spring of 2008. Nawrocki said Morgan might not even have a card on some teams' draft boards. With Morgan running the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds at the combine, his elite speed should get him into a training camp, perhaps that of the Kansas City Chiefs, whom he said worked him out.

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