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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/28

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QBs, Rookies and Injured Players Report to Chiefs Camp on Tuesday from The Mothership

The time is finally here.

On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks, rookies and injured players will report to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

Select players will speak with the media from 2 to 3 p.m., and Coach Reid will speak at 3 p.m.

RB Jamaal Charles Spoke at the Special Olympics Saturday Night from The Mothership

Charles elaborated on the experience and what the Special Olympics have meant to him on his own website here:

Travis Kelce, Justin Houston Rank Among Top Five at Their Positions in Madden 16 from The Mothership

For the folks over at EA Sports, Kelce ranks as the No. 5 overall tight end in Madden 16. He sits behind Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten and Greg Olsen.

Here's what they had to say about Kelce's ranking:

"After missing his entire rookie season due to injury, Kelce shined in his on-field debut in 2014. He brings 89 Catching, 89 Jumping, 88 Spectacular Catch, 87 Catch in Traffic, 88 Release, and 81 Route Running. He also features 85 Run Block, tops among tight ends."

Chiefs to celebrate ‘Red Thursday' alongside home opener from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs generally celebrate the kickoff to football season with "Red Friday" before the first home game.

This season, "Red Friday" becomes "Red Thursday" on Sept. 17 to coincide with the Chiefs' home opener against the Denver Broncos on CBS' Thursday Night Football.

"This year, Red Thursday is going to capture all of the annual Red Friday excitement from around the city and match that with the energy and vigor that our fans and all of Chiefs Kingdom feel on gameday," Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a press release. "This tradition is a highlight for the organization every year, and we are looking forward to sharing an exciting day of Chiefs events with our fans, culminating in our primetime contest against the Broncos at Arrowhead."

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Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster projection from ESPN

Cornerbacks (5): Sean SmithPhillip GainesMarcus PetersJamell Fleming,Steven Nelson (cut: Marcus CooperJustin Cox, Aaron HesterDeji Olatoye, Kevin Short)

Safeties (5): Ron ParkerHusain AbdullahTyvon BranchKelcie McCray,Daniel Sorensen (injured list: Eric Berry, cut: Sanders Commings)

Chiefs training camp begins Tuesday, brings boost for local college athletes, business owners & fans from KSHB

Missouri Western football players will take a backseat to their facilities for about three weeks, but players said they don't mind.

"I'm in the presence of an NFL player and that's just ultimate goal," said Jonathan Owens, who plays for the team.

"It's just incredible because you get to watch them pad up and see the guys compete each other," commented Donte Watkins, who also plays for the Griffons.

What to expect from Chiefs' offensive draft picks from ESPN

The Chiefs believed when they drafted him that Conley would be something of a longer-term prospect, that he would need time to adjust to the NFL game. After seeing him in offseason practice, the Chiefs are far more hopeful Conley can help this year. He's big at 6-foot-3 but he's also fast. One problem is that during offseason practice he played the receiving position occupied by Jeremy Maclin. That means little playing time for his backup, unless Maclin is injured. But look for the Chiefs to get a long look at Conley during training camp and, if they feel he is ready for more, give him some snaps at the other spot.

Will Marcus Peters be Chiefs' rookie of the year? from ESPN

[A]s the Chiefs prepare on Wednesday to begin a three-day rookie camp at their training camp site in St. Joseph, Missouri, it's not easy figuring who might be their best first-year player in 2015.

The best guess is cornerback Marcus Peters, the Chiefs' first-round draft pick. The Chiefs' need for immediate help from Peters increased upon last week's news that Sean Smith would be suspended for the season's first three games.

But, with any team and the Chiefs in particular, first-round picks aren't always the most helpful rookies.

Kansas City Chiefs Capsule from USA Today

Chiefs should be competitive again in tough AFC West, especially if first-year players contribute immediately. Maclin gives them legitimate downfield threat. RB Jamaal Charles" culang="en">Jamaal Charles is healthy after spending much of last season banged-up. Houston is happy with new deal, which should make defense among best in league.

Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles Inspires at Special Olympics World Games from Sports Illustrated Kids

Over the years, Charles' relationship with Special Olympics has evolved. And this weekend, he stood on the stage at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles to inspire thousands of athletes to follow their dreams. 

I had the chance to see down with Charles before the opening ceremony. We chatted about the Special Olympics, his NFL career, and playing as himself in Madden. Watch my interview below!

Will Shields had an unlikely mentor in his rookie season with the Chiefs from ESPN

Reggie McElroy played 13 NFL seasons as an offensive tackle in the 1980s and 90s, but he spent only a short time with the Chiefs. He played in eight games in his only season with the Chiefs, in 1993, and started one game.

That's not to say he didn't have a significant impact while he was in Kansas City. McElroy's one season with the Chiefs happened to be Shields' rookie year. Shields, a third-round draft pick from Nebraska, was in search of a mentor. The Chiefs had some established veterans on their offensive line at the time, including John Alt, Tim Grunhard and Dave Szott. But McElroy was the one who made the biggest impression on the rookie.

‘Delaney' set for Shreveport screening from The Shreveport Times

A Wednesday evening, Aug. 5 screening will be held at The Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport of "Delaney," part of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 Shorts series, telling the remarkable story of the late, heroic two-sport All-American Demons' star athlete Joe Delaney.

Two-tiered ticket pricing for the event will feature a $25 ticket for a 7:30 p.m. showing. The ticket price includes popcorn, soda and candy plus a 5-10 minute introduction to the film from the film's producer/director Grant Curtis.

The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the "Joe Delaney Memorial Park" in Haughton.

Entrepreneurship center at Harvard gets a new chief from The Boston Globe

Empower Retirement, the Colorado-based retirement services division of Great-West Financial, just signed a sponsorship deal with Kraft Group to hoist the Empower name at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Empower officials say the deal will have no effect on Putnam's sponsorship at the stadium. Reynolds, by the way, happens to be CEO of both Great-West Financial and of Boston-based Putnam — sister companies under Canada's Great-West Lifeco's corporate umbrella...

...Empower has also signed marketing agreements with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, two other teams near significant numbers of Empower employees. (Roughly 350 people work for Empower in Andover and in Boston.)

Texans place Clowney, Dent on PUP list ahead of camp from KSAT

The designation will sideline Clowney for the start of training camp. He can return to practice once he medically cleared to do so.

Fifth-year linebacker Akeem Dent has also been placed on the active/PUP list.

After the preseason, if Clowney and Dent remain unable to play, they can be placed on the reserve/PUP list, meaning they are ineligible to return to practice or games for the first six weeks of the season.

Vic Carucci's NFL Power Rankings from The Buffalo News

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12. Kansas City Chiefs: Picking up Jeremy Maclin (10 receiving touchdowns last season) makes all the sense in the world for a team that finished 27th in passing touchdowns in 2014.

Brock Lesnar once suplexed Chiefs player for cheap-shotting Daunte Culpepper from Larry Brown Sports

Former Vikings wide receiver Nate Burleson related a story from training camp on NFL Network's "Total Access" Monday about the time Lesnar suplexed an opponent for hitting his quarterback late.

"Somebody cheapshotted Daunte Culpepper late. Brock was like, ‘who did it?'," Burleson recalled. "The next play, he went and suplexed the guy. He picked up a grown man after the play. It was a royal rumble — Minnesota vs. Kansas City in Mankato — during training camp. That was a nasty suplex on the football field."

Here is video of the incident:

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will take part in his second camp with the Chiefs from RDS [translated from the original French]

After missing the playoffs last year, including the Chiefs put under contract during the winter, the explosive receiver Jeremy Maclin. Duvernay-Tardif believes Maclin will add punch to the attack. Last season no Kansas City catcher has scored a touchdown.

"Jeremy Maclin is a player who is extremely explosive and fast. I think there was a great chemistry that develops between him and Alex Smith. This bodes well, "thinks the number 76 Chiefs.

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