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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/18

Good morning! After yesterday's craptastic headlines, today will look wonderful. We have a wide range of stories in today's Kansas City Chiefs news... and I saved the best for last. Enjoy!

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Jamie Squire

Chiefs' Full-Squad Training Camp To Start July 26 In St. Joseph from KC Star

All full-squad practices through the final day of camp on Aug. 14 will be open to the public.

This will be the Chiefs' fourth year at Missouri Western. During the club's first three seasons in St. Joseph, the Chiefs conducted mid-morning walkthroughs followed by 3:20 p.m. practices. Reid's walkthroughs, which are closed to the public and reporters, will be in the afternoons.

The opening practice on July 26 will feature a full-team autograph session following the session, and Missouri Western will charge a $5 admission except for children 3 and under.

2013 Chiefs Training Camp Schedule Released from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday dates for the 2013 Chiefs Training Camp, presented by Mosaic Life Care ( at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. All times and dates are subject to change.

Training camp will officially kick off on Friday, July 26 with a 3:30 p.m. practice and conclude with the club's final practice on Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m.

Joining Media Won't Fix Scott Pioli's NFL Reputation from KC Star

Pioli's name is a virtual curse word for many in the place he still calls home. The man who never saw much use for the media is now a member of the media. But if we can get away from jokes about candy wrappers and vitriolic banners flying at Arrowhead Stadium on game days and the "Right 53," we can see what is happening here.

Pioli is making the predictable career move to join NBC's Sunday night NFL studio show after being fired as Chiefs general manager in January.

And he's kidding himself if he thinks this is the fix to a diminished reputation around the NFL.

Chiefs announce Training Camp Schedule from News-Press Now

McGuffin said the parking gates and gate times haven't officially been decided, but it appears gates could open an hour before practice and parking 1½ hours before practice.

"I think there was some anxious people that are ready to get going," McGuffin said, who is at the helm of the camp for the second year. "Having a new coach, new quarterback, and seems like new energy. My interactions with them have been easier; not that it was difficult, but coach Reid has been great. His personality is unbelievable. It will be a win-win situation."

Pioli Joins Long List Of Former Chiefs Who've Hit The Airwaves from KC Star

Seeing former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli latch onto a plum television job with NBC Sports' "Sunday Night Football" coverage got me thinking how many former Chiefs personnel have made it to the big time in broadcasting.

We must have prepared them pretty well.

Below is a list of ex-Chiefs in the booth or doing studio work.

Kansas City Chiefs - Team Report from Global Post

For most NFL teams, it's hard these days to differentiate between an OTA session and a minicamp practice.

But that's especially true for the Chiefs in Andy Reid's first offseason as head coach in Kansas City. With almost perfect attendance during the already completed 10 organized team activities, the so-called mandatory minicamp that started Tuesday turns into just three more days of practice for Reid, his staff and players.

The Shutdown Corner AFC West Draft Review Podcast With Greg Cosell from Yahoo! Sports

On Kansas City Chiefs second-round TE Travis Kelce: "He's an NFL tight end -- he's got that athleticism and movement. He's fluid -- I wouldn't call him explosive, but how many tight ends do we really say that about? They tend to be more measured and methodical in their movements, but he was fluid. I thought there was a toughness to him as well, and he was deceptive as a route-runner. He can threaten the vertical seam, there's no question. Look -- we know about the two-tight end element in the NFL now. A lot of teams are going that way, and that's tougher for defensive coordinators to defend that three receivers, because it gives the defense more questions that need to be answered."

Linebacker Desmond Bishop Released By Packers from USA Today

Along with Minnesota, a possible landing spot already being mentioned is Kansas City, where new Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has set up shop. Dorsey was with the Packers when they drafted Bishop in the sixth round in 2007.

SJFCA Announces Hall Of Fame Inductees from The Cherry Hill Courier-Post

* Todd McNair (Retired Professional Player): A former Pennsauken and Temple University standout, McNair played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Oilers. He filled a variety of roles, including acting as lead blocker, special teams and third-down back. By the end of his career, he ran for 803 yards with three touchdowns, caught 252 passes with seven touchdowns and averaged 18.6 yards on kickoff returns, retiring as the Chiefs' 10th all-time receiver.

Golf: Pederson Named BCT Player Of The Year from

"I played outstanding golf that day," Pederson said. "Playing in the pouring rain, I'll remember that. Being out there was just an awesome experience."

While Pederson has three years to improve his game, that time will be spent nearly 1,200 miles away from Moorestown. Josh's dad, former NFL quarterback Doug Pederson, will be the offensive coordinator for new Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

Josh will be playing for Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kan., a program that has won three consecutive state titles.

Gorrer, Other Pro Athletes Start Cookout Tradition from The Port Arthur News

Gorrer invited numerous professional athletes who are making, or have made their mark in professional sports, including Jamaal Charles, runningback for the Kansas City Chiefs.

"Today, is about everybody coming together," Charles said. "It's good to have this event, and I am proud of what Danny did, of him bringing everybody together."

'NFL Total Access' Recap: Impact Of Rob Gronkowski's Surgery from

Tomlinson and Hillman speculated on the top four running backs in NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2013." Their lists are very similar. They have Peterson, Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles, Houston Texans' Arian Foster and Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch in the top four spots. Tomlinson said that Ravens running back Ray Rice will probably make the top four, but he doesn't put Rice in his own top five.

Jason Campbell Football Camp Brings NFL Talent To The Pine Belt from WHLT 22

New York Giants wide receiver Louis Murphy and Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Jerrell Powe rounded out the NFL players in attendance.

They compare the camp experience to other career achievements.

"I've had a lot of great experiences, I've been blessed with a lot of great experiences and a lot of achievements in my career, but this is up there, man. This is up at the top," says Murphy.

"I definitely rank this up there with everything that I've done, just to give back to the community and these kids," says Powe.

Ranking The AFC West D-Linemen from ESPN

6. Dontari Poe, Kansas City: I wouldn't be shocked if this player makes a huge jump in Year 2.

7. Sylvester Williams, Denver: The first-round pick has huge potential. He is a good fit for this defense.

8. Tyson Jackson, Kansas City: Former No. 3 overall pick will never be great, but he has value.

9. Mike DeVito, Kansas City: The Chiefs are thrilled about his free-agent pickup. He can play.

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila Blasts Raider On NFL AM from Just Blog Baby

This morning, he was asked to answer a question from NFL AM's Double Coverage. The question was, "Which team will have the biggest win differential from last year?" Gbaja-Biamila stated the following, "Well that's easy, it's the Kansas City Chiefs. I think they go from two wins to about eight or nine, maybe even ten, when you look at what they have..." He goes on to talk about the dynamic players that the Chiefs have in his opinion, of course. Then, he makes the comment that just sent me through the roof. After running his mouth about the Chiefs some more, Gbaja-Biamila states, "And of course, they're (Chiefs) playing in the AFC West where, they've got the Chargers who haven't yet stepped up, and then the Oakland Raiders who you can just walk over."

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