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Good morning. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs News. RIP Betty Johnson.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Five Things to Know About Defensive Lineman Allen Bailey from The Mothership

Bailey has been nicknamed "The Incredible Hulk" by his coaches teammates.

Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star revealed that Bailey is properly nicknamed "The Incredible Hulk" by assistant defensive line coach Britt Reid and his fellow teammates in November.

"That's him, man, that's him," Jaye Howard said of Bailey. "Before the game, they even give him the green Gatorade. That's the Hulk right there, man. He's cut. I've never seen anything like it. His strength, I don't care how big a dude is, he can find a way to get him on the ground, just throw him and shed him."

Chiefs Draft History: Which College Has Produced the Most Drafted Players? from The Mothership

- The only player to ever be drafted by the Chiefs from Azusa Pacific is running back Christian Okoye, which turned out well. Okoye was a second-round pick (No. 35 overall) back in 1987

- The school with the most Pro Bowls from players drafted by the Chiefs is Nebraska with 18 (Neil Smith - 6, Will Shields - 12)

"Father-Son" Warrior Combine Event Will Mimic Real NFL Combine from The Mothership

The purpose of the event is to improve the overall health for every participant. The Warrior Combine event is not a competition, but rather an opportunity for men to garner a comprehensive health assessment that takes into account age, mobility and many other factors.

For the first time ever in 2015, the Chiefs' Play60 team is planning to join the Warrior Combine to implement a "Kids Combine" portion of the event...

...The cost to partake in the event is $100 per father-and-son pair with a portion of the proceeds going to support prostate cancer research.

For more information and to register for the June 6 Warrior Combine, head to

Chiefs waive LS Brandon Hartson; TE Sean McGrath clears waivers from Chiefs Digest

The 6-2, 238-pound Hartson signed a reserve/future contract on Dec. 31, 2014. He entered the league in 2013 out of Houston as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears, and spent 2014 training camp with the Bears.

Hartson was set to battle against James Winchester and Jorgen Hus for the long snapper position before Thursday's transaction.

Jamaal Charles gives positive report on Derrick Johnson from The Mothership

Another member of the regular workout group is Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. He ruptured his Achilles tendon in the season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, ending his seasion.

Charles offered this report on Johnson.

"He's doing pretty good," Charles said. "He looks like he never hurt his Achilles. Dude looks good. He's got no soreness. He's not complaining about it. I think he's excited to get back on the field. I'm going to be excited to see DJ play this year."

If Chiefs cut QB Daniel, can Pryor take the backup baton? Umm ... from FS Kansas City

Can't fit into your salary-cap skinny jeans? Fine. Whack Chase Daniel and that $4.8 million cap hit for carrying a clipboard against non-San Diego dance partners. Boom. Problem solved. Right?

Umm ...

"The thing is," asks Joel Corry, a former NFL agent and now an analyst with the Football Post and, "do you really want to go into the season with an unproven backup?"

Hang on. We're pondering.

"Because what if Alex (Smith) gets hurt?" Corry continues.

Kiper offers his picks for Chiefs in first three rounds from ESPN

The Chiefs won‘t get players at their top positions of need with their first four picks. They would never do anything so obvious. They are a team, remember, that in 2013 drafted Eric Fisher in the first round despite having Branden Albert at left tackle and last year selected outside linebacker Dee Ford with their top choice despite having Pro Bowlers in Justin Houston and Tamba Hali at his position...

...But the Chiefs won't be drafting just for today. As proven with the selections of Fisher and Ford, they'll take more of a long-term view.

Ailing fan passes away after visit from Chiefs Hall of Famer from KCTV5

At 86 years old, Betty Johnson had been with the Kansas City Chiefs through the good times and bad.

Many current players knew her as "grandma." As a season ticket holder since 1986, she could be seen in the front row at home games on the 45-yard line, rooting for the players who mean so much to her.

Johnson passed away Thursday, but not before a visit by Chiefs Hall of Famer Nick Lowery.


As things stand two weeks from the NFL Draft, the Chiefs don't appear close to getting anything done with Houston. At this point, I'd range the odds of it getting done somewhere between slim and none. There is angst between the organization and his agent, Joel Segal. Add that fact Houston himself has stated nothing so far and it's reasonable to assume a bitter battle is ahead for both parties.

To those that say the Chiefs won't pay the money for Houston, well I don't want to hear it. Last month, Kansas City Chiefs Chairman, Clark Hunt, reached out to Houston stating they would get him signed to a deal after they completed their work in free agency.

Even with that public commitment contract talks have yielded zero progress.

No talks between Chiefs, Justin Houston from ProFootballTalk

Which means that an offer sheet from another team accepted by Houston and not matched by the Chiefs would result in Kansas City receiving 2016 and 2017 first-round picks as compensation.

That's precisely what the Vikings planned to do in 2008, when they eventually sent a first-round and third-round pick to the Chiefs for defensive end Jared Allen.  But for that trade, the Vikings would have kept those picks, putting first-round selections in 2009 and 2010 on the line.

Women Shaping the Game from The Pro Football Hall of Fame

Norma Hunt - is the only woman who has attended every Super Bowl. She is the widow of Hall of Famer and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Hunt. She oversees the family's philanthropic and civic efforts in both Kansas City and Dallas.

Mike Garrett resigns as Langston athletic director from The Oklahoman

Mike Garrett's run as athletic director at Langston University is over after three years.

The 1965 Heisman Trophy winner from USC and the Trojans' former athletic director told The Oklahoman on Thursday night that he has resigned and will move to Kansas City so his two 10-year-old boys, Michael and John, could spend more time with his wife's family.

"Since I'm older, most of my family has passed away," said Garrett, who turned 71 last Sunday. "So we decided a few years in Kansas City with her family would be good for them. And we get to stay in the Midwest, too. We really enjoyed Oklahoma City. Everyone was great to us, just really nice people."

How Marcus Mariota might be a good fit for the Rams from ESPN

Mariota not only threw plenty of play-action passes for the Ducks, he excelled at them. According to Pro Football Focus, Mariota led the nation in play-action pass attempts, faking the handoff and throwing on 51 percent of his dropbacks. By way of comparison, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had the highest percentage in the NFL last year at 31 percent.

When using play-action, Mariota was 133-of-195 for 2,361 yards with 24 touchdowns and two interceptions.

Marcus Allen talks outlook for Murray, McCoy in 2015 from CBS Sports

I was excited to talk to Allen about running backs changing teams since he made a successful transition from the Raiders to the Chiefs. He had some good insight on the challenges facing DeMarco Murray and LeSean McCoy this season.

In case you don't know about Allen's career, he was a star with the Raiders from 1982-1992, but he had a rocky relationship with then owner Al Davis, which forced his exit to Kansas City in 1993. Despite joining the Chiefs at 33 years old, Allen ended his career with 47 total touchdowns in his final five years.

2015 NFL: BM&E Program Day 1.5 from

Hello to all of my fans! I'm back!!! For those of you who don't know who I am, my name is Josh Martin. I'm a third year outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, and I'm here to blog about my experience as a participant in the 2015 NFL: Business Management & Entrepreneurial program at the Wharton School of Business in San Francisco (...yeah that's a lot). Now that the formalities are out of the way....

This. place. is. awesome! The past day and a half have been filled with invaluable lectures and presentations offering an abundance of information. We've learned a lot stuff so far, and met a lot of great people.