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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 7/6

Good morning. Not a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news today, and we continue to get conflicting reports on the labor progress. A locked-out offseason kind of sucks.

The NFL Network has its 100 best players for the 2011 season.

We decided to bring you the 100 best players in Chiefs history...

...This is the first of two parts. What follows are the best Chiefs players from No. 51 through No. 100. On Thursday, we will bring you the top of the list, No 1 through No. 50. Criteria came from what we’ve seen, what we’ve heard and what we’ve read.

The 100 Best Chiefs of All Time: #51-100 from Bob Gretz

Pro Football Weekly notes this in their latest rumors column: "Depending on their salary-cap situation, the Chiefs could make a run at free-agent WR Steve Breaston when the league year begins. Kansas City needs a slot receiver to play with starters Dwayne Bowe and Jonathan Baldwin, a role in which Breaston has thrived. He also is very familiar with Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, who was Breaston's offensive coordinator at Arizona in 2007 and '08." 

Chiefs Free Agency: Is Steve Breaston Headed to Kansas City? from SB Nation Kansas City

Jim Arnold lived the American football dream. He played for his hometown Dalton, Ga., high school, earned a scholarship to Vanderbilt University and went on to an All-Pro NFL career as a punter.

But now that he’s 50 and marking time until he qualifies for his NFL pension, he’s restless over the outcome of the contract dispute between owners and players -- and what it might mean to retired players...

...Arnold played 12 seasons (1983-1995) in the NFL, with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. He was an All-Pro selection twice and had a career 42.3 yards per punt average.

Former All-Pro Punter Wants New Labor Deal to Include Benefits for Retirees from The Norman Transcript

Later this month, former Southern Miss baseball coach Corky Palmer and former Southern Miss football punter Jerrel Wilson will officially go into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.


Palmer will forever be known as the coach who took the Golden Eagles to the College World Series for the first time. Wilson, now deceased, was a kicker extraordinaire, who went on to fame with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Historic Coach at Hattiesburg High Dies from The Hattiesburg American

The labor talks continue to ping-pong, with optimism alternatively replaced by pessimism, then optimism.  And so with signs pointing to a possible resolution by the weekend, Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that progress is slow, and that the first week of the preseason could now be in jeopardy.

Report: Progress is Slow, Again from ProFootballTalk

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