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

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Chiefs Kingdom Represented in PP&K Competition from The Mothership

On Saturday, Macy from Tecumseh, NE and Dylan from Lenexa, KS will be representing the Chiefs at the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PP&K) competition in Seattle at the National Championship.

During a 2014 Chiefs regular season game, Macy competed in the 8/9 year old girls group and Dylan was in the boy's 12/13 year old group, as they tried to qualify for this weekend's National Championship. The participants compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking

KCChiefs.com Podcast: Chiefs Download 1/3

Chiefs sign WR Corbin Louks to reserve/future contract from Chiefs Digest

The 6-0, 200-pound Louks originally signed with the Chiefs 10-man practice on Dec. 16, 2014 where he finished the season.

Louks, who played quarterback at Utah and wide receiver at Nevada, previously spent time with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Chiefs.

The Chiefs have now signed 16 total players to a reserve/future contract since the end of the regular season.

Chiefs mailbag: Offensive line, wide receiver provided major angst in 2014 from Chiefs Digest

The overall protection issues that saw starting quarterback Alex Smith go down 45 times, which marked a career-high times sacked in a single season for the 10th-year pro, can be linked to an unfortunate offseason incident that produced a disastrous domino effect.

That specific event surrounds the four-game suspension handed down to Stephenson by the NFL on Aug. 22 for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Chiefs focused on Berry's health, not contract from KC Star via The Hays Daily News

If the Chiefs organization made one thing clear over the past two months, it's that Berry is loved...

...Yet the National Football League is a business. It's always been that way, and it will always be that way, so with that said, it's hard not to wonder if there will come a time this year where the Chiefs will have to sort out the business part of the situation as it relates to Berry.

It's not fun to think about, and it's certainly not the most important question surrounding the fifth-year pro's future, obviously. But even Dorsey knows it can't be avoided...

...Here's the thing: Berry is scheduled to have a cap number of $8.357 million in 2015, and is slated to receive $5.455 million in total salary.

Why didn't Cardinals go to Logan Thomas? from NFL.com

You can come up with any number of ways to describe the struggles of the Arizona Cardinals' offense on Saturday in Carolina. They gained 78 yards in 16 drives. No team in playoff history gained less.

It was the worst performance by an offense in any NFL game since a Brodie Croyle-led squad in 2010 for the Kansas City Chiefs. And it all begs the question: Why didn't the Cardinals make a change at quarterback?

Packers' defense transformed by cornerbacks' coverage from The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Generally speaking, the Packers are in man coverage with a deep safety on blitzes. Capers still refers to many of his pressures as "fire zones," but my definition of a zone blitz includes five or more players rushing despite the fact one of the front people drops into coverage.

Capers zone-blitzed on 23.7% of passes in 2010. Since then, the number has decreased each year to a low of 5.6% this season...

...Kansas City might have played even more man coverage than the Packers. New England played a lot, too.

The difference is the Chiefs ranked 22nd in blitzing at 25.4% per STATS and the Patriots were 31st at 19.7%.

Today in sports history from The Associated Press via The Juneau Empire

1970 - Kansas City's defense, highlighted by four interceptions, three in the final quarter, carries the Chiefs to a 17-7 victory over Oakland Raiders in the last AFL title game.