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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 7/16

Good morning! More and more "real" football stories are popping up in the media. Add that to the continuing good (at least not bad) news out of the labor negotiations, and life is looking good. We've gathered today's Kansas City Chiefs news for you. Get to reading.

Two of the key components to the Chiefs’ West Division title run last year are eagerly awaiting the end of the NFL lockout so they can continue what they started.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley and quarterback Matt Cassel are spending this weekend playing in a celebrity golf tournament near Lake Tahoe, but training camp and the 2011 season already are on their minds.

Haley, Cassel Prepare For Life After the Lockout from KC Star

As we’ve waited for the start of the 2011 NFL season, we didn’t spend the last four months twiddling our thumbs. Always in the search for something different, we’ll bring you some special statistics, some unusual stats.

Today’s example is our list of the top 10 best rushing wide receivers in team history. We are talking about the guys who ran the end-around play, the reverse, the double reverse.

Best Rushing WRs In Chiefs History from Bob Gretz Video: Quarterback Corner With Len Dawson

Fresh off his championship performance at the 2011 NFL Alumni Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament Monday afternoon, Bell found himself back in the winner’s circle as the recipient of the Kansas City Sports Commission’s Lamar Hunt Lifetime Achievement Award.

PROPS for Bobby Bell from The Mothership

Chiefs center Rudy Niswanger, who spoke Friday with player representatives at the negotiating table, told The Star that this week was punctuated with "a very exciting day."

"We are closer than we have ever been," said Niswanger, who has been involved for years with the NFL Players Association. "We have made a lot of progress over the last few days. It’s definitely looking like things are going to happen pretty soon."

Chiefs Center Niswanger Optimistic a Deal to End Lockout May Soon Be Reached from KC Star

KC Star Poll: Did Haley Accuse Broncos of Cheating?

The Kansas City Chiefs partnership with Truman Medical Centers (TMC) will continue its "wellness tour" series this Saturday, July 16th at Arrowhead Stadium. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Parking Lot M and the North Club. Admission is free. In addition to appearances by Chiefs Cheerleaders, KC Wolf, and a pair of Chiefs Ambassadors - DE Dave Lindstrom and G Ed Budde, there will be other entertainment.

Chiefs & Truman Medical Centers to Promote a Healthy Community at Touchdown Family Fest from The Mothership

Considered by many to be custom-made to play defensive end in a 3-4 coming out of college, Jackson was simply dreadful as a rookie. He consistently got washed out of the play in his first season while trying to hold the point in the run game. And he did very little disrupting of quarterbacks.

To his credit, Jackson did fight a knee injury for much of the first half of his second season. His play noticeably improved once he regained his health down the stretch in 2010. He is only 25 years old. Maybe the light has come on for him and there are much more good things to come. Kansas City had better hope so.

Pressure Point: Jackson Must Produce from ESPN

A chance to run routes and catch passes from a quarterback who is about to embark on an NFL career made the prospects of early morning training in July a lot more appealing for the student-athletes this past week.

Lake Catholic grad Ricky Stanzi, recently drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, was just as enthusiastic about the opportunity to throw with the Lake Erie College players as the Storm contingent was to show up before 10 a.m. at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium on Friday morning.

College Football: Stanzi, Storm Connect from The News-Herald

"We had a good meeting with the Chiefs on Wednesday. They were very positive about wanting to have their camp here," Dan Nicoson, MWSU Interim A.D., said. "They're hopeful that the lockout will be settled soon enough and they can make decisions quickly enough. As of now, they're fully intending to be here and be here on time."

Missouri Western "Fully Intends" to Host Chiefs Training Camp from The St Joe Channel

The Redskins aren’t the only professional sports team to be supporting a green environment. The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Chiefs are among 20 other professional organizations that have joined the Green Sports Alliance, according to

Professional Organizations Are Working Together To Become More Green from Cooler Planet

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