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Good morning! Here's the latest news on your Kansas City Chiefs. Enjoy.

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A Historical Look at the Chiefs' Third-Round Draft Picks from The Mothership

Here are some interesting facts about players the Chiefs have drafted in the third round:

- Eight different players have combined for 29 Pro Bowls, led by Will Shields (12)

- Four players have combined for seven First-Team All-Pro Awards, led by Jamaal Charles, Will Shields and Albert Lewis (2)

2015 NFL Draft: Intriguing Safeties to Watch from The Mothership

Alabama's Landon Collins is the only safety currently in NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 NFL draft prospect rankings list, and he's also the only safety you'd be able to find in most mock drafts.

When it comes to the position, Collins is the crème de la crème, and it's because of the college career he put together at Alabama.

Collins led the team with 103 tackles and also had three interceptions, 10 pass deflections, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries this past season.

How Many Pro Football Hall of Famers Have the Chiefs Drafted? from The Mothership

In football terms, there's no higher honor for what happens between the lines than to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Since way back to the days of the Dallas Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs have selected eight players who currently have a spot in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Some of these players spent their entire careers with the Chiefs, like the most recent addition, offensive lineman Will Shields (1993-2006), who will officially be inducted later this summer, and there are a few players who didn't even play a single snap for them.

This chart below lists the eight players selected by the Chiefs (or Texans) who reside in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

KCChiefs.com Video: Player Spotlight: Sean Smith

ESPN Video: McShay again has offensive lineman for Chiefs with first pick

ESPN Video: Chiefs need to make a run

Full offseason workouts offer high optimism for Chiefs TE Travis Kelce from Chiefs Digest

Kelce's proclamation of playing the past season while not at 100 percent strength should cause nightmares for opposing defenses based on his production.

The 25-year-old Kelce appeared in 16 games with 11 starts, leading the Chiefs in receptions (67) and yards receiving (862). He added five receiving touchdowns, which tied for the team lead with running back Jamaal Charles.

Kelce's 668 total snaps on offense ranked second behind Anthony Fasano's 671 snaps at the tight end position, according to snap count totals at FootballOutisiders.com.

Chiefs announce their preseason schedule, too from ESPN

The Chiefs begin the preseason on Aug. 15, a Saturday, at the Arizona Cardinals at 8 p.m. CT and finish it on Sept. 3, a Thursday, against the Rams in St. Louis at 7 p.m.

All of the games will be shown live in the Kansas City area on KCTV Channel 5.

Football: UNT's Voss works out for Chiefs, Dolphins from The Denton Record Chronicle

Colin Voss thought his opportunities in football had come to an end not too long ago after the NCAA denied his appeal for a final season of eligibility.

That changed over the past few weeks when the former forward for the North Texas basketball team heard from a pair of NFL teams that think he might have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Antonio Gates and other college basketball standouts who made the transition to playing pro football.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins sent scouts to Voss' pro day workout Wednesday at UNT.

Lions' Quin predicts team will start season 7-1 from The Detroit Free Press

For the next four games, Quin saw wins over Arizona, Chicago and completing a sweep of Minnesota. The only trouble Quin foresaw was the Kansas City Chiefs.

"And then we go to London," he said. "You never know how that plays out. It's a neutral field. Kansas City's a great team, great running back, so you never know. So I would say we could go to London and beat Kansas City. So that puts us at 7-1 at the bye."

6 Notable Games On The Broncos 2015 Schedule from CBS Denver

2. Chiefs, Week 2

If Manning repeats such a feat he and the Broncos will need to rest up quickly. They'll only get three days to prepare for an away game against the Kansas City Chiefs, who acquired wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in the offseason and are looking for their first win against Denver since Jan. 1, 2012. They play on Thursday Night Football on Sept. 17.

Five interesting things about for the Broncos' schedule from DenverBroncos.com

The Broncos will be mainstays on the big networks for their biggest games, beginning with a Week 2 Thursday night showdown with the Chiefs, who made a big free agency move to get Jeremy Maclin. A healthier Chiefs defense with a bigger spark in their wide receiver corps could make them more dangerous, though the Broncos probably won't be too disappointed that their early visit to Kansas City won't have last year's bitterly cold and windy weather.

Chiefs fans meet their heroes from The Leavenworth Times

Before signing autographs at the Exchange, the representatives of the National Football League team visited MacArthur Elementary School.

High school notebook: Waco High, Midway set to begin spring football drills from The Waco Tribune-Herald

Tickets remain on sale for the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame's May 9 induction banquet at the Ferrell Center.

Among the headliners of the Class of 2015 are former Waco High star Derrick Johnson, now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary of Houston Worthing.

Commentary: Namath tops Tide 1st-round NFL draft picks list from The Montgomery Observer

For now, here's my list of top five all-time Alabama first-round picks...

...2. Derrick Thomas (1988). The late All-America linebacker was an edge rusher in the purest form way before the catch phrase came into existence. Thomas got the ball faster than anyone, was scary fast and played with relentless effort and energy.

The Kansas City Chiefs took Thomas with the fourth overall pick. Thomas was the defensive rookie of the year. He posted 20 sacks in 1990, with an NFL-record seven coming against the Seattle Seahawks.

Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Thomas had 1261/2 career sacks before he died in a car accident in 1998 at age 33.

Raiders, 49ers Season Predictions: Two Teams Going In Opposite Directions from CBS Sacramento

The Raiders will improve from last season, it would be hard not to with the growth of young players and the acquisitions in the off-season, but the team will still finish below the .500 mark.

A realistic outcome for the Silver and Black would be a record of 6-10. The wins coming against the Browns, Bears, Jets, Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, and Chargers.

Yes, it is still a disappointing finish, but the team is on the up and up.

Ranking all 55 primetime games of the 2015 NFL schedule from Fox Sports

32. Broncos at Chiefs (Sept. 17, CBS/NFLN): I appreciate the early-season look at Gary Kubiak's Broncos, and Peyton Manning is always fun to watch. Plus, Kansas City is a rival and the Chiefs always put up a fight at home.

The 16 Toughest Games On The Texans 2015 Schedule from CBS Houston

10. vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Week 1)

The season kick off is always good to be at home.  The Chiefs lost to the Titans in the season opener last year.  That might have kept them out of the playoffs.  Kansas City does have, arguably, the best running back in the game.  But they also don't ever throw to their wide receivers. Which should help the Texans stack the box and really stop the run.  Another team with a good defense and a better offense than the Bucs or Jets gets the Chiefs into the top 10 of toughest games for the Texans.

2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Cleveland Browns make a bold move from Cleveland.com

18. Kansas City Chiefs - Cameron Erving, Center, Florida State

With Alex Smith's limitations, the Chiefs will continue to lean on running back Jamaal Charles and a potent ground game. But losing center Rodney Hudson to the raiders in free agency stings. Left with unproven Eric Kush as the pivot, the Chiefs turn their attention to Erving, who played both tackle and center with the Noles.

Opponents' media have Lions going 11-5 again from The Detroit Free Press

Week 8, vs. Kansas City

  • Joel Thorman, arrowheadpride.com: "The Chiefs are playing in London. Andy Reid's the better coach to handle this. Chiefs WIN."

Birkett says Chiefs 22, Lions 21.

ESPN Releases 2015 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Schedule from Broadway World

Sept. 28: In a rematch of the inaugural Super Bowl, Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Lambeau Field to face NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers.

Zulgad: Vikings will get off to good start in 2015 and then ... from 1500 ESPN

Week 6: vs. Kansas City: With the 50th Super Bowl approaching, the NFL is celebrating previous matchups of the big game. The bigger concern for the Vikings is the Chiefs had the second-best scoring defense in the NFL a year ago. Bridgewater could have his work cut out for him. Result: W, 3-2