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[S]tudents with developmental delays ranging from autism to Down syndrome to cerebral palsy - were at Arrowhead Stadium as the first adults to use the Chiefs Sports Lab as part of a program called ACED (Adult Continuing Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities).
The program, funded by Jackson County, is run in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Institute for Human Development and with the Longview and Blue River campuses of Metropolitan Community College. It aims to enhance educational opportunities for adults with developmental delays after high school.
Analysis - Huge potential that matches his huge body, Powe has the prototypical build for an NFL nose tackle. Whether he can translate that to production remains to be seen. He will have to get into much better shape if he hopes to be a disruptive force in the NFL. But there's no doubt he can stack up blockers inside, freeing other players to make plays.
Player Profile - DT Jerrell Powe from Bob Gretz
Pioli may have felt a little better about taking some risks because of the work he did his first two years in Kansas City, both in the draft and with the trade for former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel. After winning their first AFC West title since 2003, the Chiefs feel good about their roster and their ability to deal with distractions.
"As we have said a number of times, [character] is something that is always going to be important to us, and we obviously believe that Jonathan Baldwin has Kansas City Chief character or he wouldn't be a part of this team now,'' said Haley.
In Andruzzi, Cannon Has a Kindred Spirit from The Boston Globe
Robert from Springfield, Mo., wants to know if Kansas City could sign Denver free-agent right tackle Ryan Harris.
Bill Williamson: I'm not sure he's a perfect fit for the Chiefs even though Denver is planning to go with second-round pick Orlando Franklin at right tackle.
AFC West Mailbag from ESPN
Thigpen was the only current NFL player who attended Saturday. Because of the NFL lockout, there can be no contact between team officials and players. Thigpen attended despite Atlanta Falcons assistant coaches Ray Hamilton, Gerald Brown and Mark Collins being present.
"I'm out here just helping a charity cause," Thigpen said. "If I were to get in trouble (with the NFL) for this then that's just ... You don't talk football (with other teams' coaches). You just get out here and shake hands and say, ‘Hey, hope you're doing well' and that's it. They know we're ready to get back on the field. They're ready to get back out there coaching.
Young Players Get Pro Advice at Free Sports Camp from The Savannah Morning News