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Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news is all over the place. Enjoy!

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Five Things to Know About Chiefs Center Eric Kush from The Mothership

Kush switched to center his junior season because he felt that it would give him the greatest chance to play professional football.

Kush first got to start during his sophomore season.

"My first opportunity to play at Cal was at tackle because the previous tackle had graduated," he explained on the day he was drafted. "I thought I did well at tackle, and the next season one of the seniors graduated and we had a transfer from Ole Miss named Rashad Johnson who transferred into Cal to play guard.

"I thought my shot at playing in the NFL was going to be at center and not tackle, so I asked my coach, ‘Hey Coach, let me play center next to Rishaw,' and I think that's what got all the attention and kept rolling."

Chiefs Download Podcast: Offseason Discussion - The O-Line, Jeremy Maclin and More from The Mothership

Former offensive lineman Ryan Lilja came onto the Chiefs Download Podcast to discuss new members on the offensive line, including the addition of eight-year veteran Ben Grubbs.

"I think the Grubbs signing is huge just because of where the guy's at in his career," Lilja explained. "What his experience has been, the level he's played at—couple of Pro Bowls and it's not like New Orleans wanted to get rid of him.

"He was just making too much money and so the Chiefs can profit from that."

Battling cancer, Chiefs safety Eric Berry ‘doing really good,' brother says from The Kansas City Star

It appears Eric Berry's treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma continues to go well.

Berry's younger brother Evan — a sophomore defensive back for the Tennessee Volunteers — told the media Tuesday in Knoxville that his older brother, a safety for the Chiefs, was doing well as he undergoes treatment.

"He's doing really good," Evan Berry told reporters. "I think he has three more treatments left. To be honest, I don't really see it affecting him. He's a very strong person, and he's continued to keep strong."

Here's what the Chiefs can expect with the 80th pick from ESPN

We'll continue our series looking at what the Chiefs can expect from each of their 10 draft picks with the first of their two third-round choices, this one being No. 80 overall. Here are the five players selected with the 80th pick in each of the past five drafts.

Draft prospects drawing interest from Chiefs from Chiefs Digest

Note the below is not a complete list of players the Chiefs have checked out since January, as there are additional prospects reported by other media outlets.

The following list only includes players independently confirmed by through various sources or direct interviews with respective prospects.

Arizona gym helps NFL players thrive from ESPN

By the first week of March most of the players at Exos were weeks, if not months, into their training for the 2015 season. Some were pushed by how 2014 ended. Some were pushed by age, not wanting to lose their jobs to younger players.

Dontari Poe, the Kansas City Chiefs' Pro Bowl nose tackle, will begin his fourth season in the league this fall. He began training earlier than normal "to get a leg up and kinda get some stuff right with my body."

Jeff Allen looks like a tackle now from ESPN

The first Reid comment: "Tackle might be his best position.''

The second: "Jeff is coming off that injury, so we've just got to see a little bit."

Neither comment was a complete surprise. Allen was a tackle in college at Illinois, and the Chiefs moved him to right tackle for the season-opener last year after learning Donald Stephenson would be suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season.

The Chiefs apparently viewed Allen as a tackle in opening days of free agency by attacking their weakness at guard.

Missouri high court to hear Chiefs age discrimination case from

Steve Cox says when the Chiefs let him go in 2010 after 12 years in the club's stadium operations department, it was one of numerous terminations of employees who were over the age of 40. He says Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt and then-executive director Scott Pioli both made remarks indicating they wanted to go from older staff to younger.

Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders Return to St. Lucia's Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa for 2015-2016 Swimsuit Calendar Photoshoot from South Florida Caribbean News

Coconut Bay's varied amenities and family-friendly activities will be the center of the action as the Chiefs Cheerleaders pose for the camera and have some fun behind the scenes. The squad will take to the ocean in kayaks and on stand-up paddleboards. The adults-only Harmony Pool, one of five at the resort, the oceanfront spa, waterfalls and sundecks will serve as the perfect backdrops for sunrise photoshoots and unwinding later. The squad will also have some good old fashioned fun as they enjoy many resort offerings from horseback riding and Segway tours to tubing around the Lazy River and twisting down the slides in the CocoLand Waterpark, Saint Lucia's largest.

The Stupid Sports Stadium Clause That's Screwing You Over from Vice Sports

Coincidentally, 14 new NFL stadiums for 15 teams—MetLife Stadium hosts the Giants and Jets—have been built since Paul Brown Stadium opened, meaning any technology in these new stadiums has to be retroactively installed in Paul Brown Stadium as well. The taxpayers have zero recourse in this. The Bengals can simply bill the county for any qualifying state-of-the-art improvements, including a yet-to-be-invented "holographic replay system," which they snuck into the lease for good measure.

The Bengals aren't the only team with a state-of-the-art clause. The Charlotte Hornets, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Braves, and Minnesota Vikings also have state-of-the-art clauses in their leases; the Chargers had one until 2004, when they gave it up in the hopes that they would soon get a completely new stadium.

The 10 Grossest Foods You Can Buy at the Ballpark from Mother Jones

Five months ago, Jon Costa, a food safety manager for Aramark, told ESPN and local media outlets about the dire conditions in the kitchens at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium (home to baseball's Royals) and Arrowhead Stadium (home to football's Chiefs). He discovered roaches in the vending area, mouse feces near pizza dough, mold growth in ice machines, and employees eating where food was supposed to be prepared...

...It's not just Kansas City: A 2010 investigation by ESPN's Outside the Lines found that, in nearly 30 percent of MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL stadiums and arenas, more than half of the food venues had received citations for a "critical" or "major" health violation.

2015 NFL Mock Draft 7.0: Gregory falls, Gurley cracks Round 1 from CBS Sports

18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Pittsburgh T T.J. Clemmings: They have to get better up front and they can mold this raw tackle into a player. He can open on the right side, but he also can play on the left.

NFL dream snapping back into picture

Hus looks to 'lock it in' with Chiefs from The StarPhoenix

Hus, a long-snapper, fires footballs between his legs in relative anonymity. What he really wants is a steady paycheque at a job he adores, even if the wider world doesn't necessarily remember his name from week to week.

Hus has been signed four times, and released three, since the spring of 2013 - playing pre-season games, but never cracking a roster. He heads back into that snapping cauldron this summer with the Kansas City Chiefs, talking about the importance of narrowing the "miss radius" and other concepts held dearly by his small group of peers.

NFL Offseason 2015: Michael Crabtree a bad fit for Raiders! from Sports Out West

The last thing the Raiders should want is to bring in a young player like Amari Cooper or Kevin White and they pick up the attitude of Crabtree.  It sounds corny, but one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.

This is not to say that Crabtree has no value.  He makes a ton of sense for a team like the Kansas City Chiefs.  Crabtree does well running short to intermediate routes and pairing that with Jeremy Maclin would give the Chiefs a more complex passing attack than in recent years.  Also, Andy Reid is a no-nonsense type guy; he would have no problems dealing with Crabtree's attitude.