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Chiefs OL Mitch Morse Impressed With "Quickness, Leverage and Explosiveness" This Offseason from The Mothership

Right around the time of the Scouting Combine, Morse said it became clear that NFL teams seemed to agree with Dorsey's philosophy, penning him in as a center or guard.

"I talked to the agent and [he] said, ‘Listen, this is what guys see you at. Heavy, short arms,'" Morse said. "I had no idea about it until I got to the Combine. They were hounding me, so they said, ‘Listen, you're inside for sure.' So I started working on my snaps right after that."

After Rodney Hudson's departure to the rival Oakland Raiders this offseason, the Chiefs knew they would have a new starting center in 2015.

Eric Kush, who is entering his third season with the Chiefs at the position, is the token "next man up," and fortunately for Morse, Kush has been tremendous in helping him along.

Chiefs Players React to Women's World Cup Final from The Mothership

Throughout Sunday's thrilling Women's World Cup soccer final, several different Kansas City Chiefs players were live tweeting the event.

Here's a compilation of those tweets.

Chiefs quarterbacks have stable environment from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs enter a season with a starter and backup quarterback in the same scheme for three consecutive seasons, marking a first in Kansas City since Trent Green and Todd Collins from 2001-05.

Coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have brought stability to the quarterback position since both arrived in 2013.

The Chiefs currently have four quarterbacks on the roster:

AFC West Q&A: Which players will have an impact in 2015? from ESPN

Adam Teicher, Kansas City Chiefs: I'm going to remove quarterbacks from the equation because they always have an impact, for better or for worse. I'll start with a couple of pass-rushers: Denver's Von Miller and Kansas City's Justin Houston. Both are potential game-changers. Their sacks and quarterback hurries and hits are what gets the attention, deservedly so. But they are both a presence on every play because of their superb all-around games. I'm tempted to throw Oakland's Khalil Mack in here as well. If he becomes the pass-rusher that Miller and Houston are, I'll include him. Until then, I'll go with Denver's Demaryius Thomas.

Looming decisions on players entering final year of contracts with Chiefs from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs have 29 players currently on the 90-man offseason roster entering the final year of contracts, according to the NFLPA database.

Some of the players are eligible for unrestricted free agency based on accumulating four or more accrued years in the league, while others are eligible for restricted free agency (less than four tenured years) or are exclusive rights free agents (three or less tenured years)...

...barring extensions, the following players are scheduled to become free agents following the 2015 campaign. Base contract figures noted below are from the NFLPA:

Len Dawson: Jack Steadman launched my TV career from KMBC

In 1966, Steadman came up with the idea of selling more tickets through local television and pitched the idea of having a current football player read the sports news.

Dawson said he didn't expect that Steadman would have him in mind to do it...

...Dawson has spent nearly five decades on the KMBC 9 sports team. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a broadcaster, in addition to his enshrinement as a player.

Two-Point Conversations: Which Player Benefits Most From Year 2 in the System? from

Other than the Vikings, which non-playoff team in 2014 has the best chance to make the playoffs in 2015?

@wobby: There are several good candidates for this, as well. I will go to the AFC and point to the Kansas City Chiefs. They have a great head coach in Andy Reid and their QB - Alex Smith - is good enough to get to the postseason. They are set at RB with Jamaal Charles and backup Knile Davis and they added WR Jeremy Maclin to spruce things up in the pass-catching department. On defense, OLB Justin Houston is as good as it gets in terms of pass rushers, plus Tamba Hali is coming off the other edge and I expect big things out of Dee Ford in Year 2. Look out!

Top 10 defensive tackles on the Lions' 2015 schedule from The Detroit Lions

2. Dontari Poe, Kansas City, Nov. 1 (Week 8): Poe has increased his impact and sack totals in each of his three seasons in the NFL. The young defensive tackle out of Memphis had 45 tackles and six sacks last year. At 346 pounds, Poe is a load in the middle of the Chiefs defensive line.

Fantasy football: Top ten running backs for 2015 from Sports Glory

5. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs: After a huge year in 2013, Charles had a lackluster 2014, and it wasn't due to injury. The simple fact is Knile Davis is becoming a more integral part of the Chiefs offense. Charles is an explosive talent, but his touches/carries may start to decline. And after having no receiver catch a touchdown in 2014, the Chiefs signed Jeremy Maclin, who will be another main target in the offense. Nonetheless, Charles is still the main guy in Kansas City. Expect double digit touchdowns from Charles this upcoming season.

First step in NHL expansion process underway from TSN

One city unlikely to be represented with a formal application is Kansas City. The now eight-year-old Sprint Center, whose design provided a blueprint for the new Las Vegas Arena, does not have a full-time tenant and probably won't find one soon.

The Sprint Center has repeatedly been used as a negotiating tactic for teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders to apply pressure for a better arena situation of their own.

Lamar Hunt Jr., whose father helped bring the NHL to Columbus before a bitter dispute with John H. McConnell, owns an ECHL team in Missouri and told the Kansas City Star he will not be submitting an NHL expansion application for Kansas City. The Hunt family still owns the Kansas City Chiefs.

"It's not on my radar," Hunt told the Star, adding the NHL's $500 million expansion asking price is "a ridiculously big fee."

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