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

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2014 Kansas City Chiefs Review: Special Teams from The Mothership

Seven different players returned kicks for the Chiefs this year, but two players, Knile Davis with 29 and De'Anthony Thomas with 14, led the pack by a large margin.

Among regular kick returners for all teams, Davis finished in third place for average yards per return with 28.6. Only Cincinnati's Adam Jones (31.3) and Baltimore's Jacoby Jones (30.6) finished ahead of his output.

The Chiefs' lone kick return touchdown of the season came against the St. Louis Rams at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8. With the Chiefs up 10-7 to open the second half, Davis received the ball at the 1-yard line on a bounce.

Chiefs OL Rodney Hudson Proves Consistent Once Again from The Mothership

As the full-time starter at center over the last two years, Hudson has played more snaps than any other Chiefs offensive player during that time.

In 2013, Hudson played a total of 1,089 snaps, which led the offense and was only second on the team to former safety Kendrick Lewis' total of 1,108.

In 2014, Hudson led the offense with 1,007 snaps and was only behind defensive players Sean Smith (1,037), Justin Houston (1,033), Husain Abdullah (1,025) and Ron Parker (1,014).

"Rodney (Hudson) demonstrated his professionalism this season," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. "He's very solid in what he did and he's very consistent in what he does. He plays the center position very well."

KCChiefs.com Video: Player Highlights: Rodney Hudson

KCChiefs.com Video: Positional Highlights: Special Teams

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Chiefs Cheerleaders in London

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Dee Ford Highlights

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Rodney Hudson Highlights

Will Chiefs make the 2015 playoffs? from ESPN

There seems to be plenty of optimism among their fans about the Kansas City Chiefs' chances of reaching the playoffs next year. That's no doubt the result of the Chiefs beating both of this year's Super Bowl participants during the 2014 regular season. 

Not to spoil your party or anything but Mike Sando has a post that isn't going to be particularly popular with Chiefs fans. Sando predicts the playoff teams for next season and the Chiefs aren't among them.

Is the Super Bowl coming to Kansas City? from KSHB

How does a Kansas City Super Bowl sound?

More and more people believe KC can host the biggest sports show on earth - including the Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs will meet with state and city leaders this month to explore the idea.

Gov. Jay Nixon has dedicated state money for a task force to look into bringing the Super Bowl to KC in the year 2022, the 50th anniversary of Arrowhead.

Chiefs have 40-1 odds to win next year's Super Bowl from ESPN

The Chiefs, along with the Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals, have 40-1 odds to replace the New England Patriots as Super Bowl champions, according to online oddsmaker Bovada.

But eight other teams share those 40-1 odds, including five teams that finished the 2014 season with losing records: 7-9 Minnesota, 6-10 Atlanta, 6-10 New York Giants, 6-10 St. Louis and 5-11 Chicago.

Justin Houston didn't deserve shutout in defensive player voting from ESPN

Considering that former guard Will Shields was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was a good weekend for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Still, one thing troubled me from Saturday night's awards ceremony and specifically The Associated Press defensive player of the year. The award went to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, but that's not the problem.

It's that Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston didn't get a vote.

Bay Co. Man Reflects on Playing in First Super Bowl from My Panhandle

As a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I, Abbel thinks back to what the game meant at the time to the Chiefs, then a franchise with the old AFL.

"It was an opportunity to play somebody in the NFL and that was big because we wanted to show that we were every bit as competitive as they were," he said...

...As a backup linebacker, the only action Abbel saw was on the Chief's special teams, his most vivid memories, making tackles on covering punts and also making a little bit of money.

No new mascot to join Boomer and Growl from The Missouri State University Standard

Catherine Battram, a sophomore elementary education major, said, "I love Boomer. I think he's great and fierce enough."

"Mascots have always been family-friendly characters that represent teams," sophomore broadcast journalism major Andrew Sherman said. He went on to give examples of other football teams who have non-fierce mascots, but are still good teams. "The Kansas City Chiefs is a fierce (team) name, but the KC wolf is a goofy looking mascot. Why need a fierce- looking mascot when a name is already terrifying?"

100 days, 100 players: No. 4 Eric Berry from ESPN

Berry came out of Creekside High in Fairburn, Georgia,. as the most highly coveted cornerback prospect in the 2007 class. While he had offers from USC, Ohio State and many others nationally, he ultimately picked Tennessee over Georgia and Auburn due to a strong relationship with then-Volunteers coach Phil Fulmer and staff. Berry was a member of a top five class for the Volunteers.

As a true freshman, Berry recorded 86 tackles, five interceptions and two tackles for loss in 14 starts earning 2007 SEC Freshman Defensive Player of the Year, All-SEC second team by the league coaches and numerous Freshman All-American honors.

'NFL Characters Unite' Trailer: Defensive Ends Taking On Bullying (Exclusive Video) from The Hollywood Reporter

This is the fourth incarnation of NFL Characters Unite. This year, Mario Williams (Buffalo Bills),Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs), Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) and Darren Sproles(Philadelphia Eagles) also share their personal stories of bullying and prejudice while teaching others that they can overcome their own adversity.