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Good morning, Chiefs fans and welcome to another week. Mediation starts again today, but don't hold your breath. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

Chiefs fans looking to get their hands on a new Jonathan Baldwin or Shane Bannon jersey may have to wait a bit.

The Chiefs have yet to assign jersey numbers to the 2011 Draft Class and may not do so until player activities resume at the Chiefs Training Facility

Rookie Numbers Not Assigned Yet from The Mothership

Analysis - Special teams will be Bannon's entrée into pro football and that's going to force him to play in space. While he shows he's a good athlete, agility is not one of his strengths. It's hard to imagine him rising above the bottom of the roster no matter how long he plays. But he's got the attitude and smarts that any coach would love to have around.

Player Profile - FB Shane Bannon from Bob Gretz

For NFL owners and the players they've locked out in this dispute over the division and future of the ever-popular $9 billion business, it's time to talk again.

Key leaders on each side along with their legal teams are scheduled to reconvene court-ordered mediation on Monday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan. He presided over four full days of intense closed-door sessions last month under a federal gag order, with no new deal in sight.

Let's Talk About It: NFL, Players Resume Mediation from KC Star

The AFC West should return to form in 2011 following a surprising 2010 season, provided there is a season to play.

Call it a hunch, but the Kansas City Chiefs are going to have a difficult time repeating as division champions. Heck, they're going to have a difficult time staying out of the AFC West basement.

Forget who is on the roster, the Chiefs' offense will be missing one of their biggest components next season in departed coordinator Charlie Weis.

AFC West 2011: Chargers and Raiders Should Finish 1-2 from Football News Now

The Delco Athletes Hall of Fame's high school scholarship awards luncheon will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Concordville Inn...

...Joe Valerio, the Ridley High and University of Pennsylvania football standout who played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, will be the guest speaker.

In the Community: Delco League had an Excellent Decade from The Daily Times

The Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation's second annual Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Classic on June 15 will benefit the year-long "Rays of Hope" campaign, which raises money for equipment and resources for the James E. Cary Cancer Center.

The "Rays of Hope" seeks to generate $100,000 this year...

...Among the Hall of Famers committed to the event are former St. Louis Cardinals running back Jim Otis and lineman Ed Budde of the Super Bowl IV champion Kansas City Chiefs. Among the other sports celebrities who will be there are former Chiefs lineman Art Still and Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Tom Henke.

Celebrity Golf Event to Benefit "Rays of Hope" Campaign from The Quincy Herald-Whig

Cole is also widely said to excel as a run defender in addition to his exploits getting after the quarterback. In fact,, a website that charts every play in the league during the season has ranked Cole as the No. 1 defensive end in football against the run in both of the last two seasons. This year, Cole's overall rating of 46.1 on ProFootballFocus meant he was the league's second-highest graded defender in the league. Only Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs topped Cole in those rankings.

Cole Named No. 73 on NFL's Top 100 from