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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/9

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Thursday was scheduled to be the start of the Chiefs 2011 mini-camp. Instead, players and coaches are scattered around the country, stuck in the NFL lockout. That’s a depressing thought right there.

But, for the first time in years – at least the last two since the NFL owners opted out of the most recent collective bargaining agreement – there is optimism in the pro football world of labor relations.

Optimism in the Air?... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

The NFL Players Association has moved is two-day educational program for rookies from Washington to Bradenton.

NFLPA Moves Rookie Education Program from KC Star

The date for NFL owners to argue for a dismissal of the antitrust lawsuit filed by a group of locked-out players has been moved up by two weeks to Aug. 29.

Judge Moves NFL Lawsuit Hearing Up to Aug. 29 from KC Star

As the lockout continues, we are trying to provide a very personal look at some of the unknown players on the roster that might be able to step up and provide some help on the field during the 2011 season. Last week we featured DT Anthony Toribio. This week it’s LB Micah Johnson.

Player Profile - LB Micah Johnson from Bob Gretz

As a whole, aging wide receivers haven’t been productive to the Chiefs on-field fortunes since Scott Pioli and Todd Haley arrived in 2009. They’ve come in a dime a dozen and left with little contribution or declining production.

Over the last two seasons, the Chiefs have acquired just four receivers aged 30 or higher at the time of their signing. Of those four, the only one to make any type of real impact was Chris Chambers in 2009.

Receiving Attention from The Mothership

During the I-70 interleague series at Busch Stadium on June 17-19, both teams will wear a special commemorative patch. Sunday's jerseys will be auctioned off, one of several auctions designed to raise money for Joplin...

"...There are still going to be a lot of needs this fall. We appreciate everybody coming down these past few weeks, but in order to keep the contributions up, keep the volunteers up, it's going to be necessary. So we're asking (the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams and the NHL's St. Louis Blues) to do some things to help us there."

Cardnials, Royals Join to Help Relief Efforts in Joplin from The Springfield News-Leader

Urban, 30, expected to be in Kansas City this weekend for a mini-camp.

Instead, the Stroman graduate will return to Victoria for the fourth annual Jerheme Urban Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers/Tight Ends camp at West High School.

The camp is free of charge and will include instruction from Urban, his former teammates at Trinity University, and high school coaches from around the area.

No Lockout for Annual Jerheme Urban Football Camp from The Victoria Advocate

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