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

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Charles discusses range of topics as Chiefs get to work from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City

But in an interview with The Associated Press, Charles made it clear he would like upgrades at offensive line.

"I definitely want them to address that," he said. "I'm not a GM, so I can't do that job. But it was challenging last year playing with guys -- some got hurt, some got suspended. So it was hard playing. I never knew how crucial it was to my career that I needed linemen."

Dorsey has already made a few moves in free agency to shore up the front. He signed former Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Paul Fanaika to provide some depth, then traded a fifth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for former Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs.

There are still plenty of questions, though.

Mailbag, part II: Update on Derrick Johnson's rehab? from ESPN

Jamaal Charles has been working out with Derrick Johnson in Austin, Texas, where they both went to college and now live during the offseason. Here's what Charles had to say recently about Johnson. I'll know more this week when Johnson and the Chiefs gather for the start of their offseason conditioning program.

Transitions, Rivalries, and Royal Appreciation: The Return of Billy Butler Part 2 from The Topeka Capital-Journal

During the 1970s the Royals had an awesome rivalry with the New York Yankees, but the shine off that golden rivalry has faded.  Fans of the Minnesota Twins have always traveled well to Kansas City, and KC fans have recuperated since Target Field was built. Yet again, when those two teams face each other on the diamond it does not quite feel like they are rivals.

So that leads me to Oakland - can they develop a legitimate rivalry with Royals. After this weekend the answer is yes, and I sure hope that rivalry develops.

The two teams shared the field in last year's greatest one-game wild card affair. Both organization have that mid-market thing working for them. There is already a deep hatred of each other between Chiefs and Raiders fans. Now the Royals have Butler, and after the Brett Lawrie slide into Alcides Escobar which started a bean-ball war that carried over all three games, a rivalry might just be budding.

Steelers add a long snapper from ProFootballTalk

Pittsburgh claimed long snapper Brandon Hartson off of waivers from the Chiefs and added him to the club. He joins Greg Warren as long snappers on the team's offseason roster.

Loeffler's Link: Happy Homecoming from ConnectMidMissouri

"It's cool to be back in the old stomping grounds," Maclin said. "It's remodeled, but it's still home ... they still have the big rock M.

"It's great to see the success they've had (back-to-back SEC East titles), it's great to see coach Pinkel have the success he's had. It speaks volumes about how they do things here and why they continue to win."

This was actually the second Missouri Homecoming of the year for Maclin, who entered the NFL draft after his sophomore season with the Tigers, the 2008 season, when he was an All-American Wide Receiver/All-Purpose Player for his electric returns on special teams.