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The NFL and players are scheduled to resume court-ordered mediation Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT in the downtown chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, but a NFL Players Association spokesman said executive director DeMaurice Smith won't attend because of a family medical emergency.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will attend, heading a team that includes NFL general counsel Jeff Pash, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy.

Family Emergency Will Keep NFLPA Head Smith from Mediation from

A red and gold hue was apparent this weekend at the 23rd Annual Trolley Run, held in Kansas City. This event is not only a local tradition but also a fundraiser for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired. The Chiefs Community Caring Team, comprised of KC Wolf, the Chiefs Cheerleaders and the Chiefs Red Coaters represented the organization throughout the day while over 30 Chiefs staff and family members participated in the run itself.

Chiefs Community Caring Team Sprints Into Action for Visually Impared Youth from The Mothership

KC Star Video: Teicher's Take | Talking about the draft

KC Star Video: Chiefs GM describes how staff makes player decisions

KC Star Photo Gallery: Revisiting Chiefs' 2009 Draft 

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen cited the way concussions to two Seattle Seahawks were handled in a playoff game at Chicago as proof the league had taken major steps to ensure such injuries are treated properly.

Asked if the incident with a woozy Bradley being allowed back on the field in Philadelphia spurred the improvement, Ellenbogen said in a conference call, "Had that not happened, we may not have had the NFL sideline examination (for concussions) this year."

The NFL has standardized those examinations for all 32 teams. Ellenbogen, the co-chairman of the league's head, neck and spine committee, said such standardization "will protect against exactly what happened in Philadelphia."

NFL Sees Progress in Concussion Treatment from KC Star

Former Chiefs linebacker Chris Martin was inducted Monday night into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame in Alabama. Martin grew up in Huntsville and lettered four years at Auburn before going on to a 12-year career in the NFL. He and his family live in Kansas City.

On Oct. 13, 1991, the Chiefs routed Miami 42-7, highlighted by a play when Martin scooped up a fumble on the goal line and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. "You always remember something like that," Martin said.

The Buzz: Barnes to Return at North Carolina from KC Star

Marcell Dareus' future NFL teammates are bound to fall in love with him right away.

"I encourage double teams, even triple teams," he says when asked if he gets frustrated while facing multiple blockers.

"Bring it to me - I want it. Free the linebackers and defensive ends. If they make the plays, I'm all for it..."

...Teams in need at defensive tackle...

...Kansas City Chiefs: NT Ron Edwards, 31, is a free agent. Even if he re-signs, an upgrade in the middle could make former first-round DEs Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson more effective.

Marcell Dareus Looms as Fierce D-Line Presence at Top of Draft from USA Today

Straight from the covers of People, US Weekly, Rolling Stone, TV Guide and Sports Illustrated, dozens of celebrities will descend on Louisville on May 6 for the legendary Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala...

...Professional sports will be well represented too. From the NFL, there's New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who's bringing two teammates, wide receiver Wes Welker and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork; Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers, fresh off his Green Bay Packers Super Bowl victory; former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw; and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel.

Barnstable Brown Party Releases GHuest List for 2011 Kentucky Derby Gala from The Courier Journal


Like the Cardinals, Kansas City is happy with one of its inside linebackers - Derrick Johnson - but could use help opposite him. While Johnson's total of 121 tackles last season was by far a career high, ILB Jovan Belcher did not come close to matching those numbers. Belcher's ineffectiveness meant more work for Johnson, who was left to shed more blockers than he might have had to do playing alongside a more productive player.

Draft Dose: Who Needs an Inside Linebacker from Yahoo! Sports

Yet, the Chiefs may have to be prepared to give Charles a bigger role. Jones will turn 33 in August. He didn't have more than 68 yards in the final six games of the regular season. His per carry average was 3.4 or fewer in five of those games. Jones had 15 yards on five carries in a playoff loss to Baltimore.

Jones will be faced with the challenge of age moving forward. According to Jason Vida of ESPN Stats & Information, only three running backs in NFL history have rushed for at least 1,000 yards in a season when they were 33 or older on December 31st of that year. The last to do it was John Riggins in 1984 when he ran for 1,239 yards at the age of 35.

What to Expect from Thomas Jones at 33 from ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that the selection process for the 2012 Chiefs Charity Game has begun. Qualifying agencies can apply to be the beneficiary of the game, which has raised more than $3 million in the last six years for local organizations.

Selection Process Opens for 2012 Chiefs Charity Game from The Mothership