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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/29

Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes what may be the best segue in the history of Arrowheadlines: Little girls dancing/cheering followed by the Raiders. Sounds about right.

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Rookie Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce Settles Onto Groove from KC Star

Rookie running back Knile Davis has struggled to hold on to the ball in camp, but showed improvement in this area Sunday. He also showed promise as a runner, exploding through the line on a run to the left and speeding up the sideline untouched. Receiver Jonathan Baldwin dropped a wide-open pass early in the practice but came on strong as the day went on, catching a TD pass over the middle.

Bowe Returns To Competitive Chiefs Practice from The Mothership

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid put his finger on the pulse of practice, addressing the media after Sunday's workout.

"It's good to get the guys out here, working in pads," coach Reid said.

"They banged it around a little bit. I thought they traded back and forth, offense and defense. There were some good things on both sides. It was good to get the blitz package working and get the timing of that. It's good for the offensive line; it's great for the defense to coordinate everything up there. All in all, I thought it was a good day. A lot of room for improvement, so, we'll go back and we'll look at the tape and the guys will continue to work to get better but, there sure were a lot of good things too.

Dwayne Bowe Back At Chiefs Practice After Recovering From Virus from KC Star

"He came in (to camp) and he wasn't feeling good,'' Reid said. "He had a virus in his chest. They got him on medication and he felt better as the days went on. He was hurting a little bit. The doctors took care of him and we held him out. It's that simple.''

Bowe looked at his late start to camp as something less than a significant setback.

"Every year I come in with the expectations of being the best I can be,'' said Bowe, who during offseason practice predicted he would lead the NFL in catches and touchdowns this season. "I'm always confident.''

Offensive Lineman Geoff Schwartz Shows Off His Versatility At Chiefs Camp from KC Star

It took all of one day to show why the Chiefs signed veteran offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz during the off season.

Need a guard? Schwartz is your man. Need a tackle? He can fill that role, too. On either side of the line.

Sure enough, when Chiefs left guard Jeff Allen suffered a shoulder injury on the opening day of training camp, Schwartz stepped in with the first unit on Sunday, the first day the club practiced in pads.

"Voice Of The Kingdom" from The Mothership

Entries are already pouring in for our "Voice of the Kingdom" contest, which gives fans a chance to perform the National Anthem at Arrowhead Stadium during a Chiefs game.

Time is running out to enter! Entries are being accepted until July 29th at noon and then three finalists will be chosen and announced at A video of each finalist's semifinal performance at Arrowhead will be posted for Chiefs fans to vote for their favorite. Video: Coach Andy Reid On Day Three Of Training Camp Video: D. Johnson - "Each Day We're Trying To Get Better" Video: Dwayne Bowe Is Back In The Fold Photo Gallery: Cracking Pads On Day Three Of Training Camp

St. Joseph News-Press Photo Gallery: 07/28/13 Chiefs Training Camp

Western Coach Working With Chiefs Thanks To Minority Program from The St. Joseph News-Press

Regi Trotter looks a little uncomfortable out on the practice field this week.

The Missouri Western defensive coordinator might be on his home campus, but he's clad in team-issued Kansas City Chiefs gear for the next three weeks. Trotter hasn't smiled much during the first five Chiefs practices of training camp, mostly keeping an intent look on his face. He's a little out of his element, but he's determined to use a unique opportunity to his advantage.

Memories: Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013, Curley Culp from Pro Players Insiders

Perhaps many people's first reaction to the name Curley is to ask where Moe and Larry are.

But playing against defensive tackle Curley Culp was hardly a humorous situation if you were an opposing lineman.

Football: Eras Of Success from The Denton Record-Chronicle

King can still remember being spit on and kicked, heckled and mocked during a game in Corsicana in 1956, the year he and Haynes, his friend from Dallas, arrived at UNT and made college football history.

King and Haynes were black. Their coach, Ken Bahnsen, and the rest of his players on the freshman squad that season, were white...

"...I called the paper to tell them we won and told them that Abner scored twice," Bahnsen said. "They asked who else scored. I couldn't remember, so I asked the players. They told me Abner scored all our touchdowns."

That night was one of the few rough times UNT experienced that season or in the subsequent years, when Haynes developed the talent that would carry him through an NFL career that earned him a spot in the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.

What's Next After Koppen Lost To Torn ACL from

Another name of note is former Chiefs center Ryan Lilja, who announced his intention to retire last December. According to The Kansas City Star, the Chiefs and Lilja discussed bringing him back in the spring, but tabled the notion while he recovered from toe and knee injuries. Lilja was a Colts guard from 2004-09.

Chiefs get Dwayne Bowe Back from ESPN

Bowe is going to be a focal point of new coach Andy Reid's offense this season. The new Kansas City regime made a huge commitment to Bowe this offseason by giving him a lucrative contract.

Tears & Cheers: Dad In Kyrgyzstan See Daughters Perform With Chiefs Cheerleaders In Warrensburg from The Daily Star-Journal

"We have two little girls right now who are competitive cheerleaders and their dad is deployed, so we're going to set up a Skype session during the Kansas City Chiefs Cheer Clinic so he can see their performances and it's going to be a big surprise for them," Twisters co-owner Danielle Johnston says prior to the cheerleading clinic. "They're actually learning routines right now and then they're going to have just a mini performance."

5 Reasons the Raiders Will Compete For The AFC West Title from Sports Out West

When you get past the national media hype, the AFC West isn't as intimidating as it seems.

There's the last-place Kansas City Chiefs who won two contests in 2012. Despite expectations to steamroll the division for several years running, the Chiefs and their exuberance of talent have always found a way to lose. (Andy Reid and Alex Smith know something about that.)

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