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Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes Derrick Johnson's TD last night for those of you that didn't watch the game (like me). Enjoy.

Chiefs linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali appeared in their first-career Pro Bowl Sunday evening and helped the AFC squad roll to a 59-41 victory over the NFC all-stars in Honolulu.

Johnson had a hand in one AFC touchdown when he took a lateral from Chargers safety Eric Weddle to complete a 60-yard interception return. Weddle initially returned the interception 27 yards before latteraling to Johnson, who then rolled 60 yards for the score.

Derrick Johnson Finds The End Zone In Pro Bowl Debut from The Mothership

Thomas, who played for the Chiefs for 13 seasons, sported his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring. He returned to Kansas City in 2010 as an assistant.

"It is very nice" to be back, Thomas said. "My wife is from Kansas City, and I started my career there. Hopefully I might end my career there. I just hope we can put together a couple of winning seasons."

Edmonds Thrilled To Enter Missouri Hall from The Springfield News-Leader Video: Pro Bowl Can't Miss Play: Refusing To Go Down

After the Chiefs' 10-6 record in 2010, greater things were expected in 2011. But several injuries -- including the fractured right throwing hand that put Cassel out for the season in Week 10 -- set the team on another course. New head coach Romeo Crennel, who replaced Todd Haley, is committed to Cassel as his starter in 2012.

We're betting that Cassel's neighbors have even stronger endorsements.

Our Hero! Chiefs Quarterback Matt Cassel Alerts Woman To House Fire from Yahoo! Sports

There are a few teams who are maybe a quarterback away from competing for a Super Bowl and should take a shot at Manning, who has at least three good years left, presuming he's healthy.

1. Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs showed their mettle late in the season and almost wormed their way into the playoffs a second straight year. Manning would be an instant upgrade at quarterback over Matt Cassel and has a top-tier target there in Dwayne Bowe. Also, a nice young defense has been constructed in K.C., which would get the ball in Manning's hands more often.

Punch Shots: Colts' Manning To Be Looking For New Peyton Place from The Delaware County Daily Times

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said that Emery ran his team's draft meetings and that he had a key role during the draft. With the Falcons, McKay said ­Emery tirelessly developed the team's college scouting program.

"His body of work should be well respected," McKay said. "He's sitting in that seat, running that room. That's a big job."

Bears General Manager Phil Emery Worked His Way To The Top from The Chicago Sun-Times

Kyle Vinyard from Salem, Ore., wants to know if I think the Kansas City Chiefs could draft Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly.

BW: The Chiefs will look at the the offensive line and the defensive line, but Kuechly is certainly a name to consider.

Mailbag: Tomlinson Back In San Diego? from ESPN

Waters missed the Pro Bowl on Sunday, arriving instead in Indianapolis with his new teammates for his first Super Bowl. He had never even won a playoff game before this season.

"This is the only game I've dreamed about for a long time," Waters said.

After A Long Wait, Waters Feeling Super from The Albany Times Union

While the football world tuned into the soap opera that has become Peyton Manning's long goodbye to the Indianapolis Colts, the greatest quarterback you never saw died last week...

...Cook's NFL career essentially consisted of 21/2 games as a Cincinnati Bengals rookie. That's all he got at full strength - 10 quarters - before Kansas City linebacker Jim Lynch tackled Cook out of the pocket, tearing his rotator cuff. This was in 1969, when an MRI was something a Scrabble player converted to RIM...

...Cook played eight more games with the 1969 Bengals, and three operations later, he made a brief appearance with the 1973 Chiefs. No go.

The Greatest QB You Never Heard Of from The News Tribune

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