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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 5/28

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A very happy Memorial Day to you. A great day to remember those who came before us, and all they gave. Enjoy your friends and family today. Be safe. Remember. I've included remembrances of Chiefs we've lost along the way. I know it's not a full list. Feel free to include your own memories or links in the comments. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news.

Thank You Veterans!

Real heroes aren't the players who suit up on Sundays. They're the men and women who suit up every day to make sure Sundays happen.

Memorial Day 2012 from The Mothership

Lamar Hunt, whose father's Texas oil fortune gave him the springboard to become a prime founder of the American Football League and who gave the Super Bowl its name, died Wednesday night in Dallas. He was 74. The cause was complications of prostate cancer, according to a spokesman for the National Football League team that Hunt owned, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lamar Hunt, A Force In Football, Dies At 74 from The New York Times (Dec 15, 2006) Video: Memorial Day: Salute The Sky

Derrick Thomas, the Kansas City Chiefs' Pro Bowl linebacker known for his ferocious play on the field and his charity work off it, died unexpectedly yesterday morning in a Miami hospital, 16 days after a car crash had left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Doctors said Thomas suffered from cardiorespiratory arrest while being transferred from his bed to a wheelchair on his way to a therapy session.

Pro Football: Chiefs' Thomas Dies Unexpectedly During Hospital Stay from The New York Times (Feb 9, 2000)

Last Sunday, Oct. 30, Joe Delaney's team, the Kansas City Chiefs, played the Denver Broncos. And in Shreveport, down the road from Haughton, where Joe was reared, the Louisiana State Fair was in its last day. The signs said: IT'S YOUR FAIR-SO BE THERE, and for sure a goodly number of folks came out.

Had he lived, Delaney last Sunday would have celebrated his 25th birthday while playing against the Broncos. But on June 29, 1983 he died, a gentleman and a hero, in Monroe, at Chenault Park, around two in the afternoon.

Sometimes The Good Die Young from Sports Illustrated (Nov 7, 1983)

Fullback Mack Lee Hill, unwanted by the pros in 1964 but a star with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1965, died Tuesday of complications following an operation to repair ruptured ligaments in his right knee.

Mack Lee Hill, Chiefs' Star Dies After Surgery from The Gettysburg Times (Dec 15, 1965)

Hank Stram, 82, the most successful coach in the history of the American Football League, and one of the most innovative and colorful personalities in his sport, died July 4 of complications of diabetes at a suburban New Orleans hospital near his home in Covington, La.

As coach of the Dallas Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs -- the franchise moved in 1963 -- Mr. Stram led teams to three AFL championships and coached in two Super Bowls.

Hank Stram; Innovative Coach Of Kansas City Chiefs from The Washington Post (Jul 6, 2005)

KC Star Video: WR Jon Baldwin On OTAs Video: Top 5 Linebackers In The NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs can only hope that Jamaal Charles is an accurate predictor of his own circumstances right now. Even though he's coming off of an ACL injury that required surgery and rehab all offseason, the All Pro running back says he's still the fastest player on the Chiefs.

Jamaal Charles Still Believes He's Fastest Player On Chiefs Even After ACL Injury from SBN KC

Coming up

FOOTBALL CAMP: Former Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields is playing host to a football camp for second- to 12th-graders on June 4 to 6 at Washington High School;

The Week Ahead: KC Sports Icons To Sign Autographs In Lee's Summit from KC Star

Chiefs DE Allen Bailey is expected to see an expanded role this season after coming off the bench for most of his rookie year. Bailey can play either left or right end and will rotate in as a pass-rushing replacement for starters Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey. With both Jackson and Dorsey nearing the end of their contracts, Bailey could be in line for a starting job in 2013 if he proves himself this coming season.

McFadden Looks Strong, Fast from Pro Football Weekly

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