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Kansas City Chiefs Begin OTAs This Week from The Mothership

Two weeks ago, the rookies all got together, and now it's time to bring in the veterans.

The Kansas City Chiefs begin Phase 3 of the offseason program on Tuesday at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid, along with select players, will be made available to the media after Tuesday's practice.

These players include quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and linebackers Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson.

Throughout all of OTAs, we'll have full coverage for you at KCChiefs.com.

Chiefs 5K Highlighted by 95-Year-Old Runner from The Mothership

Edward Burnham is a former colonel in the United States Air Force with 37 years of military service to his name. He was born in Connecticut in 1919, moved to the Kansas City area in the late 60s and is a former Chiefs season ticket member who still watches from home.

He has run in 143 marathons, one in every state and more overseas, in countries including Siberia, Finland, England, Germany, Canada, Mexico and Poland.

On Saturday morning, he ran in the Chiefs 5K to benefit The Children's Place.

"It's a nice open course between the stadiums out here, and you had a good turnout, so I hope you got some pictures," he said of the race, moments after finishing in one hour and 14 minutes. "It's pretty colorful with the wall-to-wall runners on these big streets out here."

Dontari Poe, Allen Bailey still will get most work on defensive line from ESPN

The Chiefs invested a draft pick in Nunez-Roches and will give a good look to Irving and Tuaau, but the big additions will be the returns of DeVito and Catapano. DeVito tore his Achilles in the opener last year and that ended his season. The Chiefs missed his steady run presence. Catapano sat out all of last season because of a viral condition. His return gives the Chiefs another player with pass-rush ability. Still, Poe and Bailey will get the most work at these positions.

Chiefs position analysis: offensive line from The Mothership

The most likely starter at right tackle is Stephenson, a backup last season, or Allen, who missed all but the season-opener in 2014 because of an elbow injury. The Chiefs will have better depth than they did last season, particularly at guard.

Montana eager to speak to young athletes at local event from The Springfield News-Leader

NFL Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana's upcoming visit to Springfield offers the four-time Super Bowl champion a chance to reconnect with Kansas City Chiefs fans.

Montana, the keynote speaker for the News-Leader's Best of Southwest Missouri Preps event June 4, will also speak to a crowd of high school athletes who are too young to have seen him play. However, Montana says his speech should interest anyone young or old, football fan or not.

Manual grads celebrate 50-year anniversary from The Muskogee Phoenix

A Muskogee resident who graduated from Manual Training High School declined an offer from a professional football team, opting instead to finish college.

Charles Chaplin, a life-long athlete, was offered a spot on the Kansas City Chiefs team while he was a senior at Eastern Oklahoma State College.

"I was the first one in my family to graduate college," Chaplin said. "Integration didn't exist when I came up; black people didn't go to college."

How the 2015 NFL Draft reshaped every team's depth chart from SB Nation

Kansas City Chiefs

Like the Broncos, the Chiefs also have concerns along the offensive line. Jon Asamoah departed in free agency and Branden Albert was traded. The Chiefs drafted Mitch Morse, and he could be battling for one of the starting roles, but Eric Fisher should slot nicely into the left tackle role. The wide receiver position should also be getting shake up with Chris Conley joining the fray.