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Chiefs GM John Dorsey Talks Travis Kelce from The Mothership

Kelce is spending most of his time this offseason working out at the team's training facility, and the expectations for him are only going to continue to rise.

"He's at that stage now where he understands doing the little things will help him be a high-level professional," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. "He's taking his craft very seriously, he's out here diligently working and that's all you can ask for."

Chiefs Ambassador Apprentices Visit Skate City With Operation Breakthrough from The Mothership

Former defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson, who played for the Chiefs from 2003 to 2007 and is currently in the midst of his one-year Chiefs Ambassador apprenticeship, has been involved with Operation Breakthrough for the past six years.

His adoration for the organization dates back to his playing days.

K-State's Ryan Mueller validates talent to NFL teams from Chiefs Digest

"Obviously, my game film and stats were right there with everybody in the country and anybody at the Combine," Mueller said. "I think everybody was impressed with my athletic ability and what I was able to show."

He apparently intrigued a local NFL team.

The Chiefs invited Mueller to participate in the local Pro Day at the team's training facility on April 10, two sources informed The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because Kansas City has not announced the list of participants for its local Pro Day workout.

Mailbag: What are expectations for Alex Smith now? from ESPN

There's pressure on Alex Smith to live up to his contract and make the Jeremy Maclin signing work for the Chiefs. What he's done for the Chiefs over the last two seasons is a fine start but for them to be a true Super Bowl contender they need more from him. I can't give you numbers because that can depend on a lot of factors but they need to improve. By the way, I wouldn't assume the Chiefs are going to be dramatically better along the offensive line.

Arizona State DT Marcus Hardison blooming at right time from Chiefs Digest

The recent months have been a whirlwind ride for Hardison.

He said he had formal interviews with the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Combine, and the Kansas City Chiefs were among teams he met with at the Senior Bowl.

Hardison has "numerous team visits," including the Minnesota Vikings, scheduled in the coming weeks, a source informed

The interest in Hardison, who said he will continue training at Arizona State, shouldn't surprise considering his rising draft stock since his Pro Day workout.

Proving ground: Former CMU star Eric Fisher entering important third season with Kansas City Chiefs from The Morning Sun

On Friday, Fisher returned to his old stomping grounds as he watched this year's outgoing Chippewas take part in CMU Pro Day.

"This is great," Fisher said of returning to Mount Pleasant. "I probably haven't been back here for a year and a half or two years now. Just pulling in and remembering some good times here is special. You remember what a good family atmosphere it is around here. It was great meeting the new staff and seeing all the change around here. Looking forward to the future and seeing what is going on with Central Michigan football."

NFL mock draft 2.0: Needs shift in wake of free agency from USA Today

18. Kansas City Chiefs — Miami (Fla.) OT Ereck Flowers: With Jeremy Maclin presumably solving his wideout issues, coach Andy Reid can focus on the big boys he loves to pick early. Flowers drips potential should be able to improve an O-line that's hemorrhaged talent in recent offseasons.

How would Auburn's 1993 team have fared against Tigers' other great squads? Tony Richardson has an idea from

Richardson earned his fame at a position that seems to be fading from football. In 2000, Richardson was the Kansas City Chiefs' leading rusher. Last season, another former Auburn fullback, Jay Prosch, got to touch the ball once during his rookie season with the Houston Texans, catching a 25-yard pass. Otherwise, he worked as a blocking back when he was on the field, which was for about 16 percent of the Texans' snaps.

"I think it's just the evolution of the game," Richardson said of the de-emphasized role of the fullback. "I would hope, as a fullback, it would come back around, but now we play in a passing league. You look at Philadelphia. It's about how many reps can you get off during the course of a game to wear teams down, where the way we wore teams down was we put two tight ends, a fullback and a tailback out there and we ran the ball down your throat, and by the fourth quarter, you didn't want to see us anymore.

"Me personally, I would always like to see that true fullback in the backfield. Everything happens in cycles, so maybe they'll get tired of all this passing stuff and put a fullback back in the game."

Silva's Pre-Draft Top 150 from Yahoo! Sports

2. Jamaal Charles -- A series of foot, knee, and ankle ailments dealt a blow to Charles' 2014 consistency, one year after he finished as fantasy's top running back. Charles still scored 14 all-purpose touchdowns and ranked seventh among tailbacks in per-game fantasy scoring. One unforeseen blow to Charles' value was the Chiefs' reduction of his usage in the passing game, where Charles is a dynamic playmaker. Although he is undersized by NFL workhorse standards, Charles has played in 46-of-48 games the past three seasons and finished as a top-eight fantasy back in four of the past five years. Father Time will eventually catch up to him, but Charles will be 28 for most of the 2015 season and should have 1-2 elite seasons left. Charles drafters will be smart to secure Knile Davis as fantasy football's premier handcuff.

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