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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/16

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Looking Back: Chiefs 7th-Round Draft Picks from The Mothership

The 2014 NFL Draft is just weeks away, beginning with the first round on May 8, rounds two and three on May 9th and rounds four through seven on Saturday, May 10th. As we conclude our look back at 20 years of Chiefs draft history, today's focus is on the seventh-round picks by the team, as well as stats from the players' rookie seasons.

Chiefs Cheerleader Calendar Trip Recap from The Mothership

"It's probably 18-20 hour work days, from scouting and exploring the island for the perfect shot, to then executing the photo shoot, it takes a lot of work," Stephanie Judah, CC Director explained. "We work together as a team to get it all done and feel such a sense of accomplishment and pride once we get the perfect shots."

Luckily, it wasn't all work and no play; the group was able to go kite surfing, horseback riding, snorkeling, a canopy tour and a catamaran ride, taking in the beautiful sights of St. Lucia and Coconut Bay. Video: Access Arrowhead: Arrowhead Art Program Photo Gallery: 2014 Chiefs Cheer Calendar Shoot Photo Gallery: 7th Round Draft Picks

Thoughts On How Chiefs Spend Money from ESPN

What the Chiefs are giving to Jamaal Charles is borderline criminal. Charles' salary-cap number of $5,233,333 is 10th among NFL running backs. The closest statistical comparables to Charles last season were Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy and Chicago's Matt Forte. McCoy rushed for more yards (1,607) than Charles (1,287) but had fewer pass catches (52) and total touchdowns than Charles (70, 19). Forte had more rushing yards (1,339) and pass receptions (74) than Charles but fewer total touchdowns (12). McCoy's cap number this year is $9.7 million. Forte's is $7.9 million.

What Knee Injury? Aaron Murray Will 'Let It Rip' In Pro Day from USA Today

Murray met with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday night and will interview with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.

Next week, he has a private workout for the Cleveland Browns, who hold the fourth and 26th selections in the first round.

Eisenberg: Local Excitement Abounds, But National Skepticism Remains from Baltimore

Every Vegas sports book that I check is listing the Broncos as the favorites to win the AFC. The New England Patriots are a popular second choice after adding Darrelle Revis to a team that made the AFC title game in 2013. The Indianapolis Colts are also generally picked ahead of the Ravens, as are the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.

Bomber Mini-Camp 'Exceeded Expectations': O'Shea from The Winnipeg Sun

Maher spent two years doing punts, field goals and kickoffs for the Cornhuskers, and the Bombers are intrigued. So is Maher, although he's waiting to see if a tryout with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs is going to pan out.

NFL Season 2014 Schedule: San Francisco 49ers Fans Have To Wait Longer For Game List from Latinos Post

The Seattle Times also notes that fans have to wait a while to get more details about the regular season. Some of the news they were looking forward to include when the San Francisco 49ers will be facing key opponents like the current champions Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs, led by its star quarterback Alex Smith.

The Cleveland Indians' Controversial Mascot Is Hurting Their Bottom Line from

Examining the financial performance over the past dozen years for four teams-the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins in the NFL, and the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball-revealed the eye-opening result that having a Native American mascot appears to cost professional sports teams millions of dollars in annual revenue-at least $1.6 million per year in the NFL, and $2.6 million per year for MLB's Braves and Indians.

Even more disturbingly, over the past five years, Native mascots seem to have produced a dramatic decline in their teams' brand equity-with the Chiefs and Redskins having two of the NFL's sharpest brand falloffs over the last half-decade, despite successful seasons in 2010 and 2013 for Kansas City and in 2012 for Washington.

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