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Gridiron Glory at Union Station Opened with Reception Thursday Night from The Mothership

Pro Football Hall of Famers and Chiefs legends Bobby Bell and Len Dawson stood on stage with Lee A. Derrough, the chairman of Hunt Midwest Enterprises, the vice chair of Union Station and still a current member of the Chiefs' Board of Directors.

Three very different men with one commonality—critical involvement in the Kansas City Chiefs organization since the 1960s.

Georgia Buchanan, the wife of another Chiefs legend, the late Buck Buchanan, watched from an audience of more than 300 guests.

Bell, Dawson and Derrough surrounded a large object blanketed by a cover.

It was Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt's Pro Football Hall of Fame bust, which hadn't left Canton since his enshrinement in 1972 and was about to be revealed to the crowd.

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters Credits His Father for Football IQ from The Mothership

While playing for the Warriors, there was one familiar face Marcus saw at practice every day. His father, Michael, was an assistant at the time and has since taken over as head coach of the program.

The dynamic between a father and son in this scenario could lead to some awkward situations, but the elder Peters set things straight from the beginning.

"When we'd go on the football field he'd always tell me ‘I'm not your pops anymore. I'm coach Peters,'" Marcus explained. "I had to learn that real fast because he was my Pop Warner coach, and then my high school offensive coordinator."

Big Sean Met Four Kansas City Chiefs Thursday Night from The Mothership

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles posted an Instagram photo Thursday night of him and fellow teammates Richard GordonCharcandrick West and Cyrus Gray spending time with rapper Big Sean.

Chiefs Flag Warrior Auditions Will Take Place on June 12 from The Mothership

As cheerleader director Stephanie Judah describes, becoming a Flag Warrior offers fans a very unique opportunity to get involved in Chiefs Kingdom first hand.

"The awesome part of that position is that you truly get the best seat in the house," Judah said. "They are down on the field and they run every time we score, but they also get to run in our intro part of pregame, so they lead the team across the field.

"When you ask our current Flag Warriors, one of their favorite moments is getting to run out of the tunnel leading our team across the field—80,000 fans screaming and yelling.

"It's such an adrenaline rush and a lot of fun."

Reflect on the fallen on Memorial Day weekend from Chiefs Digest

This is obviously not related to sports or the Kansas City Chiefs, but it is a subject close to my heart.

The below originally appeared in 2009 at the now-defunct website KCMetroSports.com, and was written to honor Army Sgt. Major Cornell Gilmore, a fallen comrade, mentor and friend...

...Memorial Day is a meaningful holiday, which shouldn't be overshadowed by commercialized sales or cheerful "Happy Memorial Day" greetings.

Instead ...

Overview of Chiefs roster on offense before OTAs from Chiefs Digest

Outside of clear starters, the roster at this point of the offseason should be considered fluid, as there is a virtual certainty for additions and subtractions at various positions before training camp in St. Joseph, Mo.

The Chiefs are currently at the 90 maximum allowed on an offseason roster, and it breaks down with 45 players on offense, 41 on defense and four specialists.

Below is how the offense (rookies are italicized) shapes out by position before OTAs begin Tuesday, barring weekend transactions.

Len Dawson on a K.C. Super Bowl: ‘It Needs to Happen Soon' from MMQB

VRENTAS: When you played, did you pay any attention to the inflation level of the footballs that you used? Did you try to "break them in" in any way?

DAWSON: I had no control over the football on game day. I don't know if each team had their own football they used, or if both teams used the same football. I was more concerned about those big palookas who were chasing me as opposed to how much air was in the football. I had no idea how much air was supposed to be in the football.

Snapshot of Chiefs roster on defense, specialists before OTAs from Chiefs Digest

Kansas City's pass defense remains intact from a 2014 season that saw the unit finish ranked second in the league (203.2 yards allowed per game) in addition to not allowing a 300-yard passer.

All-Pro outside linebacker Justin Houston comes off a campaign with a team-record 22 sacks in a single season.

While the pass defense thrived, the run defense suffered despite allowing just four rushing scores on the season.

Chiefs position analysis: wide receiver from ESPN

The roster of the Kansas City Chiefs is at the NFL limit of 90 players. While they could still make a personnel move or two, the roster they have now is at least close to the one they will take to training camp this summer at Missouri Western State University.

Here, we'll continue a series that looks at their roster by position. This time, it's the wide receivers.

South Alabama OL Melvin Meggs signs with Kansas City Chiefs after tryout from AL.com

Meggs (6-2, 300), a native of Petal, Miss., was the Jaguars' only true freshman starter on the offensive line in 2010 and started four years for the Jaguars, mostly at guard. He missed the entire 2013 season with a knee injury.

Chiefs sign tight end Ryan Taylor from ProFootballTalk

Taylor entered the league as a 2011 seventh-round pick of the Packers and played in 50 games for the team before being dropped from the roster last October. He spent a little time in Baltimore and then played eight games for the Browns to close out the season. Taylor saw most of his work on special teams, but did catch eight passes while he was with the Packers.

Chiefs To Host 3rd Annual 5K at Arrowhead Stadium from The Salina Post

WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 9:00 a.m.

WHO: Chiefs 5K run/walk participants, Chiefs players, including DE Mike DeVito, C Eric Kush, K Cairo Santos, RB Charcandrick West and LS Andrew East, KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders and Chiefs executives (subject to change)

WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium (starts in Lot F, finishes inside The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex), One Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129

Perseverance guides Holmes to graduation day from TexasSports.com

Through it all, whether on the field, in the weight room or dissecting X's and O's on film, Holmes said he felt a peace of knowing he was doing exactly what he should be doing.

This past semester at UT, Holmes said he felt something similar. His passion, already identified through his foundation and after school programs, took a circular path into the classroom.

"And that passion transferred right back to the students, and teaching the physical fitness component," Holmes said. 
The completion of this journey ultimately resonated with Holmes when he was fitted for his T-Ring, which is presented to every Texas student-athlete upon graduation from The University.

"I remembered that really was always a target," he said.

The ring, the diploma and the young people Holmes strives to educate will now serve as ongoing reminders of a goal accomplished.

Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms rated best in NFL; what's wrong with every team's from PennLive

Kansas City Chiefs - Also known as the Fighting Condiments. They really do look like something that's dripped onto the beer belly-bulged shirt of a guy sitting in the outfield seats of a baseball stadium who's heckling some reserve relief pitcher that's throwing 70 mph fastballs because he's bored and never getting into the game.

Agent's Take: How the 7 biggest contract disputes will likely play out from CBS Sports

The Chiefs will likely be adamant about keeping Houston's contract average under quarterback Alex Smith's $17 million average per year. Typically, the starting quarterback is at the top of a team's salary hierarchy when he gets a lucrative contract. For example,Matthew Stafford is the highest-paid player on the Lions (by average yearly salary) despiteCalvin Johnson arguably being one of the five best players in the NFL when healthy.

The Chiefs could really use the salary cap relief of a long-term deal since the team only has $400,000 cap space. Houston's 2015 cap number on a multi-year contract shouldn't exceed $6 million. There are other ways for Kansas City to find cap room. Converting $10.9 million of Smith's $11.9 million 2015 base salary into signing bonus would free up $8.175 million of cap space.