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Good morning! Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Around the AFC West: Broncos Lose LT Ryan Clady for the Year from The Mothership

Former Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan Harris signs with the Broncos

Harris spent 2007 to 2010 and 2012 with the Broncos and was a member of the Chiefs in 2014.

Phil Milani of DenverBroncos.com recently had a one-on-one interview with Harris after he rejoined the Broncos.

"They reached out a couple weeks ago and [Thursday], we confirmed everything we wanted to do and came together here and signed [Friday] morning," he said. "This will be my ninth year going in the NFL, so I have a breadth of knowledge and experience in both starting games and preparation."

Mailbag, part I: Will this be a career season for Alex Smith? from ESPN

Alex Smith's career highs for yardage (3,313 in 2013) and touchdowns (23, also in 2013) aren't particularly high for a starting quarterback, so it's possible he sets a new number in each category this year. That might take a change of personality for Smith. He might have to be willing to take more chances and attempt more downfield throws than he has if he's going to get there. I don't think this is the best offensive team he's played with.

Chiefs quickly adapt to new PAT rule from KC Star via The Wichita Eagle

When the NFL in mid-May officially approved the competition committee's proposal to move extra points back 13 yards, there were no long discussions about it, at least between kicker Cairo Santos and holder Dustin Colquitt.

Instead, the emphasis has been on accepting the change, and getting accustomed to it. That process started Tuesday, when the Chiefs held their first practice of organized team activities and Santos attempted a multitude of kicks from 33 yards out, as opposed to 20 yards out.

"We went out there and put it right in the middle — this is the windiest day you can imagine in Kansas City, and he banged home 12 of them," Colquitt said. "He played soccer his whole life — he's used to wind, he's used to big game-time situations ... this is one of those in-between 30 and 35 yard field goals that you've got to hit."

Jamaal Charles wants to play six more years from ProFootballTalk

The good news for Charles is that, as the NFL's all-time leading running back at 5.5 yards a carry, even if he slows down a step, he could still be a productive player. It's not realistic to think Charles will still be playing at 34 the way he has played in his 20s, but it might be realistic to think he could still play well enough to have a spot on an NFL roster.

IS FISHER ONE OF FIVE BEST? from Warpaint Illustrated

From his suspension a year ago, that caught the Chiefs off guard, it would appear by his absence on game days a season ago, Stephenson didn't do the right things to get back into the good graces of his head coach.

However, Reid gave Stephenson a clean slate a few months ago, and the young man appears to be taking that chance with a vigor, that still makes him one of the team best five offensive lineman currently on the roster.

To clarify in no particular order, those five are Stephenson, Ben GrubbsJeff Allen,Paul Fanaika and Fisher. Yes I know I didn't post a center on that list because neither Eric Kush nor Mitch Morse rate in my book until I see them in pads.

I is for Ismay: Tiny town renamed itself Joe and got more than a fire truck out of it from The Missoulian

Wayne Rieger, then Ismay's town clerk, was in the bathtub when his phone rang one morning in 1993. On the other end: a Kansas City radio station with an odd request.

Would Ismay - named, "Brangelina" style, for Isabella and Maybelle Peck, daughters of a railroad division superintendent - consider changing its name to Joe?

Four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana had been traded from the San Francisco 49ers to the Kansas City Chiefs in April 1993. The radio station was after a city in Montana to change its name to "Joe," put a comma after it, and keep the "Montana" part of its name as part of a publicity stunt.

A few throwback Browns posters to get you through the NFL offseason from Waiting For Next Year

Or Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas done up in an outfit that only Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder could love?