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Good morning! Here;s your Kansas City Chiefs news. Happy Friday!

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Chiefs DL Mike Catapano: "I feel like I've had a fire ignited inside of me." from The Mothership

"I said 'You know what? I have time now to take my body to a whole level that it's never ever been on,'" he said. "So that has been the whole focus for this offseason. That has been the whole thing—turn this into a blessing that I never could have had unless this happened.

"Right now, my body is on a level that it never could have been without this time."

As the Chiefs are in the midst of Phase Two of the offseason, Catapano looks intimidating and visibly powerful. He weighs just more than 290 pounds now and appears poised to get back into what he sees as his niche—rushing the passer and making an impact in defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's subpackages.

Chiefs OL Jeff Allen Embraces Competition, Understands Leadership from The Mothership

After sitting out the 2014 season because of an elbow injury he suffered in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs veteran offensive lineman Jeff Allen is ready to get back to work.

"It was really tough," Allen said of last year. "To be honest, everyone here on this level, I think we all have a love for the game but you don't realize how much until it's taken away.

"Fortunately for me, it was just temporary. I was out for a year, it sucked, it was a bummer, but it kind of brought things in perspective for me and I realized you can't take anything for granted."

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Leaner, stronger Chiefs DE Mike Catapano ‘ready to roll' after lost season from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs' seventh-round pick of the 2013 NFL Draft looked good coming off a rookie campaign where he appeared in 15 games as a reserve, recording four tackles (three solo), a sack and three quarterback hurries.

A gastrointestinal-based virus during training camp, however, saw Catapano start the regular season on the non-football injury list. The Chiefs then placed him on season-ending injured reserve with a concussion on Sept. 22.

To say the 2014 season proved tough for Catapano would be an understatement.

Roster prediction: defense and specialists from ESPN

I'm continuing my Kansas City Chiefs season-opening roster predictions here with the defense and special teams. Earlier, I took a stab at the offense.

Defensive line (6): Mike DeVitoDontari PoeAllen BaileyJaye HowardMike Catapano, Rakeem Nunez-Roches. The Chiefs can get away with five players here because Poe and Bailey get a lot of work. But there's a roster spot available for Nunez-Roches, their sixth-round draft pick, if he earns it.

Chiefs' assistant director of college scouting is out from KC Star

The Chiefs have parted ways with assistant director of college scouting Dom Green, multiple sources confirmed to The Star on Thursday.

Neil Stratton of InsideTheLeague.com reported the news first.

McShay Mocks Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith to Chiefs in 2016 Draft from 247 Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs had a pretty good go-around this past draft—we gave them an A-minus—but what will Kansas City do next year?

Thankfully, for those wondering that question, Todd McShay of ESPN.com has wasted no time in speculating with the Chiefs will do with the No. 24 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (McShay projects a 9-7 year for Kansas City).

And with the No. 24 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select...Notre Dame Linebacker Jaylon Smith, per McShay's mock.

South Forsyth's Frye signs with Kansas City Chiefs from Forsyth County News

Former South Forsyth offensive lineman Garrett Frye finalized an undrafted free agent contract Wednesday with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Frye visited with the Chiefs and had a workout with the Atlanta Falcons in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft, and was contacted by the Chiefs just after the draft ended on Saturday.

"I pretty much knew as soon as the draft was over that they wanted me," Frye said. "I got a call from one of the head scouts and then talked to (head coach) Andy Reid for about 15 to 20 minutes. They liked me as a person."

12-year-old guitarist from Papillion to play in front of 70,000 KC Chiefs fans from Omaha.com

Twelve-year-old Aidan Fisher has been playing the national anthem on his guitar since he was 9 years old.

He first performed at Werner Park, where he still occasionally plays, and his chords are often heard at the Ralston Arena, Creighton games at the CenturyLink Center and Victory Fighting events, one of which he will perform at on June 6 at Harrah's Casino in Council Bluffs.

Badgers football: Dallas Lewallen receives rookie minicamp invites from Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs from Madison.com

If Lewallen isn't offered a contract by Detroit, he'll head to Kansas City next weekend for another rookie minicamp with the Chiefs.

Cards, Chiefs concussion lawsuits could bring team testimony from Grenwich Times

Concussion lawsuits filed by former St. Louis Cardinals receiver Roy Green, Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Neil Smith and their teammates could force team officials to testify about claims they hid the risk of repeated head injuries.

A Missouri judge ruled the Cardinals case should be heard separately, and not decided on the federal level, where it could be combined with the recently settled federal class-action lawsuit that could cost the NFL $1 billion or more over the next several decades.

Former Rebel QB Bo Wallace Surprises Fellow Pulaski Native, Longtime Fan from HotToddy.com

A teenager diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) had his wish come true last Friday when a Rebel star gave him a once-in-a-lifetime surprise.

A patient of Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, 14-year-old Jacob Partlow said on video he was a big fan of Ole Miss' former quarterback Bo Wallace, who shared his hometown of Pulaski, Tennessee.