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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/12

Good morning. Let me begin by saying how disappointed I am with The Kansas City Chiefs organization. I have no issue with the military paying for ads and sponsorships. I have a very real problem with the organization seemingly hiding those as advertisements. It feels wrong. Ok, rant over. Here's the rest of today's news. [UPDATE: Chiefs statement is here]

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Five Things to Know About Dustin Colquitt from The Mothership

Four members of the Colquitt family made an impact on the field in the realm of punting.

Colquitt has been Kansas City's punter since 2005. His brother, Britton, plays in the AFC West division with the Denver Broncos.

Their father, Craig, punted from 1978 to 1987 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has two Super Bowl rings (1978, 1979).

Jimmy Colquitt, Dustin's cousin, is the career leader in punting at the University of Tennessee, where the four Colquitts played in college.

Punting undoubtedly runs in Dustin's blood.

The Chiefs are Set to Host Third Annual "Chiefs 5K" in Less Than Two Weeks from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the third annual Chiefs 5K on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9 a.m.

The event allows more than 3,000 participants to race through the concourses and the Hall of Honor inside of Arrowhead Stadium. More than 7,000 people of all ages have participated in the two previous years. Photo Gallery: Dustin Colquitt 2014 Highlights Video: Arrowhead Update: Chiefs Roster Taking Shape

Chiefs agree to terms with six draft picks from Chiefs Digest

Six of the Chiefs' nine selections from the 2015 NFL Draft are now aboard.

The Chiefs and inside linebackers Ramik Wilson and D.J. Alexander agreed to contracts, sources familiar with the situation confirmed Monday afternoon with The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the transactions.

The signings were later confirmed on Monday's NFL Transactions report.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed...

...Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star was the first to report the signings.

Chiefs agree to contract terms with six draft picks from ESPN

Unsigned are Peters, third-round wide receiver Chris Conley of Georgia and third-round defensive back Steven Nelson of Oregon State.

The Chiefs are scheduled to begin a three-day rookie camp on Saturday. All draft picks are scheduled to participate.

2015 Kansas City Chiefs undrafted free agents from ESPN

The Chiefs signed 10 rookie free agents after the draft. Here's a closer look at each player:

CB Devante Bausby, Pittsburg State: Bausby had 11 interceptions in four seasons for the Gorillas.

WR Kenny Cook, Gardner-Webb: Cook caught 188 passes for 2,432 yards and 21 touchdowns in three seasons at Gardner-Webb.

Senator criticizes National Guard sponsorship deals with NFL teams from ESPN

"You go to a game and you see a team honoring 'Hometown Heroes,' and you think it's some sort of public service announcement, that the team is doing it out of the goodness of their heart," Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said to ESPN on Monday. "Then you find out it's paid for? That seems a little unseemly."

Federal contracts reveal that the U.S. Department of Defense from 2011 to 2014 paid $5.4 million for sponsorship deals with 14 NFL teams, many of which included in-game mentions. The size of the deals over the four-year period ranged from $20,000 paid to the Miami Dolphins to more than $1 million paid to the Atlanta Falcons.

Stadium salutes to military turn out to be ads from The Buffalo News

A closer look at the Defense Department statistics reported by shows that 14 NFL teams were paid a total of $5.4 million in advertising from 2011 through 2014.

Besides the Bills, Falcons and Ravens, the other 11 teams were the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins.

Oddly enough, as some wags have asked, what was one of the 18 teams receiving no such advertising revenue?

The Chiefs took Chris Conley because they thought the Browns might from FOX Sports

"I had heard word that Cleveland had lunch with Chris the week earlier," general manager John Dorsey told told Soren Petro on 810 WHB Radio. "I knew they had liked him. I just thought it was worth the risk trading up a few spots to ensure we would be able to give these organization a very talented wide receiver."

Dorsey and Browns GM Ray Farmer didn't cross paths when the former was hired in 2013 and the latter moved on from his post as Chiefs director of pro personnel. But that didn't stop Dorsey from reading the situation -- and the Browns decision-maker -- perfectly.

Football Outsiders forecasts interesting AFC West race from ESPN

The Broncos, with a new coaching staff and an aging Manning, are indeed as vulnerable as they've been for some time. If they only get to 10-6 this season, that gives the Kansas City Chiefs a good chance to win, or at least tie for, the division title.

I think the Chiefs have a solid chance to get to 10 wins, though last month when the schedule was released I picked them to finish 9-7.

AFC West roundtable: Rookie impact from ESPN

With the 2015 NFL draft in the books and the league's rookies having joined the fray, it's a good time to take a look at where things stand in the AFC West.

So, we bounced a few questions off ESPN's NFL Nation reporters in the division -- Eric Williams in San Diego, Bill Williamson in Oakland, Adam Teicher in Kansas City and Jeff Legwold in Denver -- to get their thoughts on how everybody did in the selection weekend.

Kansas City Chiefs star & Hall of Famer Bobby Bell to get Minnesota degree at age 74 from The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker will graduate Thursday from Minnesota, 52 years after his college career was done. The 74-year-old Bell recently returned to the school he left 13 credits short of a degree in recreation, park and leisure studies. The university guided him toward fulfillment of the promise he once made to his late father in North Carolina.

Chiefs historian reveals never-before-seen artifacts in new exhibit from KCTV5

Dozens of boxes and bins fill Moore's underground office at the underground storage facility called SubTropolis, a 1,100-acre manmade cave in the bluffs above the Missouri River in Kansas City.

Moore, who was the team's long-time spokesman, said there are memories tucked inside every box.

"It's a little bit of potpourri of everything that has to do with the franchise from its earliest days up until today," he said. "We have the helmet worn by Johnny Robinson in Super Bowl IV, shoes worn by Jamaal Charles when he set the team's rushing record in Denver, and one of the last jerseys worn in the AFL. It was worn in the 1970 All-Star game."

When you think you've seen it all, there is more. Moore has everything from old newspaper clippings, game film and even a note written by Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt in 1959.

Former Chief Tony Gonzalez may join convention hotel investors from Kansas City Business Journal

Two $300 million local projects announced during the past week both may include former Kansas City Chiefs as investors.

Former Chiefs all-pro safety Deron Cherry on Friday publicly unveiled plans for the $300 million Gateway Village mixed-use project he is co-developing in Grandview.

On Monday, one of the investors in the newly proposed $300 million downtown Hyatt convention headquarters hotel said another former Chief — all-pro tight end Tony Gonzalez — may join investors in that project.

OU undrafted corner Julian Wilson breaks leg in Ravens minicamp; out for season from Tulsa World

He signed with the Ravens over competing offers from the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns. The deal with the Ravens includes a $9,000 signing bonus, according to a source.

Former Dons part of 2015 NFL draft from La Voz Weekly

Former De Anza College football players have taken a step forward in the NFL as Trevor Pardula received an invite to the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie mini camp and Robertson Daniel was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent.

Each year, the NFL Draft can be a dream come true for some players, a nightmare for others, a wake-up call for some and a lesson in silver linings for others.

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