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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/15

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Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

Peter Aiken

Chiefs Hold Initial Talks With Vonta Leach from ESPN

Leach's agent, Ralph Vitolo, said he talked to Dorsey this week and has not talked to the Broncos. Vitolo said Dorsey was "non-committal" but said perhaps the team could interest in Leach at some point. The Chiefs have several young fullbacks and I can see Leach getting a look if the Chiefs want a veteran presence the position.

Chiefs Claim DE Austen Lane, Release DT Dan Muir from The Mothership

Austen Lane (6-6, 265) has played in 28 games (17 starts) in three NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-12). He recorded 64 tackles (46 solo), three sacks and one forced fumble. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft selection (153rd overall) of the Jaguars in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Chiefs Flag Warriors from The Mothership

Watch the Chiefs from the sidelines at Arrowhead Stadium and get paid for it...sound too good to be true?

For home games, the Chiefs are hiring Flag Warriors to hoist the team colors and run end zone-to-end zone after every Chiefs score. You'll get to watch games from field level at Arrowhead Stadium-and get paid for it-as you wave the Chiefs flag when our team puts points on the scoreboard.

KSHB-TV Channel 41 To Carry Chiefs Game At Philadelphia from KC Star

NBC affiliate KSHB-TV, Channel 41, has acquired the over-the-air broadcast rights to televise the Chiefs' game at Philadelphia on Thursday night Sept. 19.

The game, which will be produced and carried nationally by NFL Network, will mark the return of new Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who spent 14 seasons as the Eagles head coach.

Eight In The Box: Biggest Questions from ESPN

Can Alex Smith be the difference-maker? There is excitement in Kansas City. The new regime added several pieces to a roster that was much better than the Chiefs' 2-14 record indicated. The coaching staff is also much improved with head coach Andy Reid leading the way. But in the NFL, ultimate success starts with the quarterback. There is no doubt Smith, acquired in a trade with San Francisco, is an upgrade over Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. He will make the Chiefs better. But how much better?