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Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy!

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Chiefs P Dustin Colquitt Stops By a Local Elementary School to Deliver Breakfast from The Mothership

With offseason programs about a month away, Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt is in the midst of getting prepared, but he took a break from all that on Friday morning to stop by Ridgeview Elementary to help hand out and then eat a healthy breakfast with the children.

Ridgeview Elementary earned his visit as one of four Olathe elementary schools that has implemented a free breakfast program for its students every morning.

"Even in the Chiefs' training camp, I was telling them, ‘I'm 32 years old and every morning, I check my name off after I eat,'" Colquitt said. "That's what they do for everybody. It doesn't matter if you're Alex Smith, me, whoever; everybody checks off and says you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

"It's mandatory, so it's cool that this school electively has gotten into that program and are taking care of these students. It's amazing."

Chiefs Release DT Vance Walker from The Mothership

While in Kansas City, he tallied 19 tackles (14 solo), 2.0 sacks (-14.0 yards) and five pressures. Walker originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (210th overall) of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Chiefs release DL Vance Walker from Chiefs Digest

Walker originally signed a three-year, $13 million free-agent contract with the Chiefs on March 14, 2014. He was expected to compete for a starting job vacated by Tyson Jackson, who signed with the Atlanta Falcons, but couldn't seize the opportunity from Allen Bailey before training camp.

Chiefs release LB Joe Mays from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs made another move Thursday to provide cap relief ahead of free agency by announcing the release of inside linebacker Joe Mays.

The release of Mays saved an estimated $2.7 million, but the Chiefs remain an estimated $2.8 million over the cap before the start of the league's calendar year, which begins March 10.

The Chiefs in previous weeks parted ways with wide receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins, and tight end Anthony Fasano.

Chiefs create more cap space with release of DL Vance Walker from ESPN

The Chiefs can handle the departure of Walker, who played in all 16 games but started just two in his only season in Kansas City. The Chiefs have Dontari Poe,Allen Bailey and Jaye Howard returning as starters. In addition, the Chiefs are expecting defensive end Mike DeVito to return.

Chiefs sign LB Josh Mauga to three-year deal, release Vance Walker from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs moved swiftly to solidify the middle linebacker spot Friday, agreeing to terms with veteran Josh Mauga on a three-year contract.

The deal will not become official until Monday, a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not confirmed the contract.

The Chiefs also tendered wide receiver Junior Hemingway, an exclusive-rights free agent. Hemingway had 12 catches for 108 yards last season.

Chiefs re-signing LB Josh Mauga from Chiefs Digest

While the financial terms of the contract weren't disclosed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports it is an $8 million deal. Schefter was the first to report the deal.

The Chiefs have not officially announced the agreement with Mauga.

Getting Mauga re-signed comes a day after the Chiefs parted ways with Joe Mays.

Josh Mauga to sign with Chiefs from ESPN

Mauga, 27, started all 16 games for the Chiefs at left inside linebacker after joining them as a free agent on the eve of training camp. He won the job in camp after the Chiefs lost Joe Mays to a wrist injury.

Indeed, Tamba Hali optimisic about staying with Chiefs from ESPN

I've already written that Hali is an asset to the Chiefs at his scheduled cost to the Chiefs this year of about $12 million against their salary cap. While he's been willing to accept a reduced contract to remain with the Chiefs, he wasn't going to take peanuts to allow that to happen.

That's why his optimism is an encouraging sign. The Chiefs are apparently talking numbers that satisfy him.

Pre-free agency negotiation window opens Saturday from Chiefs Digest

The weekend sets the stage for the NFL's new calendar year.

NFL teams starting Saturday are allowed to contact and enter negotiations with the certified agents of players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents when 2014 contracts expire at 4 p.m. CT on Tuesday, per NFL rules.

Any agreed upon contract during the three-day window, however, can't be finalized with the new team until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Chiefs are finally spending some money! from ESPN

Mauga isn't linebacker Justin Houston or center Rodney Hudson, one being the Chiefs' franchise player and the other likely to be their most sought-after free agent. But he does fill a need.

The Chiefs were getting thin at inside linebacker after Thursday's release of veteran Joe Mays. They were left with Derrick Johnson, who is coming off a ruptured Achilles tendon that limited his season to one game last year, and James-Michael Johnson, whom they were forced to start for several games last season because of injuries to Johnson and Mays.

Tyvon Branch scheduled for visit with Chiefs from ProFootballTalk

Branch has visited with the Colts and Redskins since being released by Oakland and Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that he's scheduled to visit with the Chiefs next. With Eric Berry's future uncertain as he continues his battle with lymphoma and Ron Parker set for free agency, the Chiefs could use some help at the position.

Chiefs showing interest in WR Brian Hartline from ESPN

I thought Hartline would have been a great fit for the Chiefs in 2013 when he was a potential free agent and Andy Reid had just arrived as head coach. But Hartline signed a new deal at that time with the Dolphins instead.

Hartline's production dropped off greatly last season, and the Dolphins evidently felt he was no longer worth the $5.9 million he was scheduled to make this year.

Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts among teams that could sign Jeremy Maclin if Eagles don't from NJ.com

Remember when former Eagles head coach Andy Reid said "time's yours'' before answering questions during his press conferences?

The time could be his in a few hours.

As the hours and minutes tick away, Reid, now the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, could be the first to contact Eagles free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Big Cuts Coming in Chiefs Cap Crunch Time from Pro Football Spot

The Kansas City Chiefs front office will be busy over the next few days. John Dorsey is going to wear out some cell phone batteries. There are a lot of wheels turning for him and his staff right now.

Next Tuesday. March 10 is the deadline and Dorsey has a lot of work to do. The Team must be under the salary cap by then and have a plan for how they are going to proceed in free agency.

While a few moves have been made regarding Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins and Anthony Fasano, there is still a long way to go in order to have any room to maneuver in free agency. Dorsey will need $15-20 million in space in order to sign the 2015 rookies and his free agent targets, which could include Rodney Hudson and Ron Parker.

Jaelen Strong, Taylor Kelly impress at ASU pro day from AZ Central

Scouts came from all over the NFL, including the Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Cardinals.

Can't afford big-ticket NFL free agents? Check out these value players from CBS Sports

Big-ticket item: Rodney Hudson, Kansas City Chiefs. He is a 25-year-old who converted from guard and has made a smooth transition. He is athletic, can get outside in the run game and get to the second level. He's also great in the screen game, but he will cost a bundle. Alex Mack got $8.8 million per season when Cleveland matched his offer sheet from Jacksonville last year. Hudson should get between $6 million and $8 million a year.

Cheaper alternative: Samson Satele, Dolphins. He was horrible with the Colts, but played much better for the Dolphins last season. I am not sure he's worth more than $2 million a season, and might be more of a backup, but he's worth a look for teams in need of a veteran.

Public Service Commissioner arrested for DWI in Cole Co. from ABC 17

Kenney was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission and confirmed to a six-year term in January 2013.

Kenney spent 11 years as a quarterback in the National Football League; 10 of those with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Breakfast: NFL Great Draft from The Houston Texans

18. Kansas City Chiefs - G Larry Allen, Sonoma State - had internal War Room battle over this one, but Jamaal Charles won out and wanted the best guard, arguably, in NFL history.

Duvernay-Tardif already thinking about medicine from Le Journal de Montreal [translated from the original French]

For the guy 6 feet 5 inches and 315 pounds, medicine, regardless of the length of his NFL career, is not an option. "If I played for ten years in the NFL, at the end, I will have only 32 years. I still want to be a doctor for the following 25 years. In my head, it's certain that I'll be a doctor one day. Football is a great platform to get closer to my passion, sports medicine. My ultimate goal is to follow a NFL team as a doctor. "

Waiting to be full-time doctor Duvernay-Tardif will fly to the Chiefs camp on 29 April.

"Luckily, since I finished my rotation in obstetrics and gynecology on 28 April."