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Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

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Chiefs GM John Dorsey Explains Phase Two of Offseason Program from The Mothership

For a more concise explanation of what that means, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey put it simply.

"It's the opportunity for the coaches and the players to begin going through their different schemes," he said. "You get a chance to be on the field and actually make some coaching suggestions instead of having the players individually doing their stuff.

"It allows the coaches to teach, develop and refine these guys' skills."

It's also an opportunity for the new players to not only get out on the field with their new teammates, but to begin to learn the verbiage of how their new positional coaches go about teaching their technique.

Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt Clarifies London-Super Bowl Connection from The Mothership

"I've mentioned to the league that when we get around to bidding on a Super Bowl, we certainly will include in the bid the fact that we have given up a game already."

Hunt had to clarify a situation regarding recent statements from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who said that playing a game overseas is not a definitive determinant of winning a Super Bowl bid.

"I had a chance to speak with Roger (Goodell) since then about that," Hunt said. "The way Roger heard the question was if you give up a home a game to play in London, you are guaranteed to get a Super Bowl. So he was trying to mention that that's not in fact the truth, which of course, it's not."

American Royal Announces Move for Annual World Series of Barbecue Championship from The Mothership

"We've been looking for ways to expand for years," said Mariner Kemper, former American Royal chairman and CEO of UMB, presenting sponsor of the barbecue. "This pairing of Kansas City icons can only be beneficial for all concerned."

"The American Royal is the crown jewel of the KCBS Sanctioned Contest Network. Kansas City has earned its reputation at the epicenter of the BBQ universe, and this union will only reinforce that reputation," said Carolyn Wells, co-founder and executive director, Kansas City Barbeque Society.

The American Royal Board has pledged to maintain the integrity and character of the event, retaining its quirky, intimate feel and continuing to feature family-friendly events, cooking demonstrations from culinary experts, live music, interactive entertainment, and a Kids Korral with mutton busting, a petting zoo of exotic animals, and face painting.

KCChiefs.com Video: One on One with Marcus Peters

QB Terrelle Pryor among four players waived by Chiefs from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs later confirmed the Pryor transaction in addition to announcing the waiving of linebacker JoJo Dickson, wide receiver Corbin Louks and long snapper Jorgen Hus.

Pryor, of course, headlines the quartert.

Chiefs release quarterback Terrelle Pryor from ESPN

Pryor, a former starter for the Oakland Raiders, was one of five quarterbacks on the Chiefs' roster. Starter Alex Smith and backups Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray are the others.

Chiefs put four on waivers, including QB Terrelle Pryor from The Associated Press via FA Kansas City

The Chiefs placed four players on waivers Tuesday, including former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who had been signed in the offseason and was trying to earn a backup job.

Chiefs updated depth chart: defense from ESPN

We'll continue our look at the Kansas City Chiefs' updated depth chart with the defense. We started previously with the offense.

Left end: Mike DeVito, Jaye Howard. Howard started last season after DeVito ruptured his Achilles tendon in the season opener. DeVito is an improvement if he's healthy. Better or worse than 2014? Better.

Chiefs mailbag: Depth, versatility among post-draft questions from Chiefs Digest

The tight end is more important to coach Andy Reid's version of the West Coast offense than individually to quarterback Alex Smith.

For some background, I've written extensively on the position going back to my days with Pro Football Weekly since Reid arrived. Here are some reads, which includes voices from former Philadelphia Eagles players, on the position's vital role:

Expecting a player to come in and have an immediate impact in this scheme, especially at the tight end position, is a stretch if he experiences difficulty learning the system.

Chiefs remain alive to play host to Super Bowl, technically speaking from ESPN

But, to be clear, relinquishing a home game doesn't mean Kansas City and the Chiefs will get a Super Bowl. It means they've cleared that one particular hurdle.

Many more remain, and those are the bigger obstacles. Arrowhead would be in a long line of potential outdoor, cold-weather venues for a Super Bowl, a line that would include cities with far more hotel stock and financial muscle.

Chiefs' schedule still makes little sense from ESPN

What remains a mystery is why the complex is vacant for two of the other weekends during baseball's regular season and why the Chiefs are on the road for three of the first four and four of the first six weeks of their season.

How much of a draftnik is Paul Rudd? He recorded it to watch Chiefs pick from FS Kansas City

Noted Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan Paul Rudd had a confession to make when he appeared Tuesday on the nationally syndicated Rich Eisen Show to promote his new movie Ant-Man: He's such an NFL Draft nerd, he not only watched all seven rounds, he recorded the first round when he couldn't be home to watch it live.

And warned people not to tell him who the Chiefs picked until he could watch it later. With his son, Jack.

"My son, who is now 10 and also a die-hard Chiefs fan ... we had made a plan, we're going to watch the draft together," said Rudd, who sported an Eric Berry "Berry Strong" T-shirt on the program, then changed into a Jamaal "Charles in Charge" shirt. "We did. We watched the entire draft, minus that first round, together."

USA gymnast Shawn Johnson is now a huge Chiefs fan from FS Kansas City

She's one of the most decorated American gymnasts ever.

And now Shawn Johnson is a Kansas City Chiefs fan.

It might have something to do with her less-famous boyfriend, former Vanderbilt long snapper Andrew East.

Kansas City Chiefs release QB Terrelle Pryor from NFL.com

Pryor is no guarantee to find another job. Completing just 56.3 percent of his throws over 16 appearances in Oakland, the former Ohio State star is a backup project at best. After fizzling out with the Raiders, Seahawks and Chiefs, the shine is off this athletic specimen with questionable arm talent.

NOT DONE YET from Warpaint Illustrated

Even the Kansas City Chiefs haven't released the entire list of their undrafted free agent signees, that doesn't mean they should stop rebuilding their 2015 roster. There are some guys on the street that could impact their chances to win the AFC West.

State of the AFC West - Post Draft Around the Spot from ProFootballSpot

The AFC West Team managers at ProFootballSpot have covered the draft and signings for you in depth and have the pulse of their teams. Here is the current state of the AFC West from our top analysts. How well did the GM do for your team? Every GM must have a plan to implement the development of the roster in order to survive in the NFL. I look each GM's performance as well.

Welcome to today's AFC West. Where does your team stand?

Missouri Supreme Court Hands Roger Goodell And The NFL A Major Defeat from Forbes

As it currently stands, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has nearly unchecked power when it comes to arbitration cases and complaints brought to the league by employers, players included.

While narrow in its scope, a recent ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court invalidates the commissioner as arbitrator pertaining to league employees in that state, specifically employees of the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.

The ruling that was handed down last week concludes that there are tremendous inconsistencies within the current league constitution and bylaws.

Sam Ficken Invited to Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp from StateCollege.com

Ficken has the option to sign with any other team between now and the camp, which starts on May 14.

Despite being ranked as the NFL Draft's No. 1 kicker by ESPN, none of the league's 32 teams drafted a kicker, and Ficken was left testing the waters in undrafted free agency.

Hall of Fame profile: Bert Coan's legendary speed at Pasadena led to AFL career from The Waco Tribune

"One guy said, ‘We're going to break you in half,'" Coan said. "Our coach called me toothpick. When I saw them I was kind of afraid. But I had enough speed to offset some problems."

That speed made Coan one of the best high school running backs in the state, earned him a scholarship to TCU and eventually led him to a seven-year career in the American Football League with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Naperville North's Matt LaCosse, James O'Shaughnessy headed for NFL from The Chicago Tribune

As teammates at Naperville North, Matt LaCosse was the quarterback throwing passes to wide receiver James O'Shaughnessy. Together, they played 21 games for coach Larry McKeon in 2008 and 2009.

Now, their paths have crossed again, but this time as tight ends preparing to enter the NFL.

O'Shaughnessy became the first-ever Illinois State tight end to be selected when the Kansas City Chiefs took him in the fifth round of the NFL draft. He was the 173rd pick overall. LaCosse signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants.

Hlas: After 43 years, Hayden Fry and SMU reconcile from KCRG

Fry was a 32-year-old offensive coordinator at Arkansas when SMU approached him. He says he told them he had to be able to recruit African-Americans to accept that job, and was originally rebuffed.

"We were at the Sugar Bowl getting ready to play Bear Bryant's Alabama team in the Sugar Bowl," he said. "I was the offensive coordinator at Arkansas. During the pregame warm-up, a maintenance man said there was an emergency call for me at the phone under the stands.

"A gentleman said ‘Coach Fry, this is LaMar [sic] Hunt (who founded and owned the Kansas City Chiefs) representing SMU. If you'll change your mind you can recruit one black player.' "

That player was LeVias, who eventually became an All-American. He and Fry entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

AFC West draft grades: Raiders add key pieces for Derek Carr from NFL.com

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey are prone to selecting prospects with the prototypical physical traits needed to survive in the NFL. Consequently, the Chiefs' draft board tends to look a little different than most, because size, length and athleticism are valued at a premium. First-round pick Marcus Peters certainly qualifies as a prototypical cover corner prospect, based on his physical dimensions and refined game, but questions about his attitude caused some to label him a character risk. If Kansas City can keep him heading in the right direction, Peters could become the lockdown corner the team has needed for years. Receiver Chris Conley (Round 3) is an interesting developmental prospect as a potential WR3. He is an explosive athlete with solid collegiate production, though he'll need to polish a few parts of his game to earn a significant role. Keep an eye on linebacker Ramik Wilson (Round 4) as an underrated player who carves out a niche as an eventual starter. GRADE: B

Martin, Montgomery earn NFL contracts from The Sentinel-Tribune

DJ Lynch was expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs before Bowling Green's athletic department told the Sentinel-Tribune that they had pulled their contract offer due to fears of Lynch's knee. Lynch missed five games last year with a knee injury.

Four JMU football alums sign NFL free-agent deals from The Augusta Free Press

James Madison football has four players that have received undrafted free agent contracts from National Football League squads. Safety Dean Marlowe will be with the Carolina Panthers, defensive end Sage Haroldis going to the Kansas City Chiefs, defensive lineman Brandon Lee is being signed by the Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Daniel Brown was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens.

Decision-Making Software Shapes Government Budgets Transparently from Government Technology

The Pentagon uses the tool to help allocate $50 billion in funding, and the federal CIO and the USDA use the tool to prioritize technology projects, he said. The National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers have used Decision Lens to help select players in the draft. Saaty says he's even used it a few times to help people decide whether or not to get divorced.