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Kansas City middle school students receive wisdom from Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley |

"There’s always something that we can do to help," he said. "The Chiefs organization has really taken that to heart. I’ve taken that to heart. I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to come here and speak to students and just to speak to them about the importance of academics, the importance of taking this period of your life seriously. You’re in a pivotal moment that sets a lot of direction for your life."

Roles reversed Sunday for 4-1 Oakland Raiders, 2-2 Kansas City Chiefs | ESPN

Sunday’s game will be the first time since 2012 that the Raiders had a better record than the Chiefs when the teams played one another.

Mellinger Minutes: Kansas City Chiefs’ future, Royals’ payroll, and why it’s so hard for Arrowhead Stadium to land major college football | The Kansas City Star

There is another path, of course, which is to "buy" a game that’s already set and move it to Arrowhead. Typically this would mean finding a major program playing a road game at a smaller school’s stadium. The Chiefs have actually done this at least once, and had what amounted to a legal agreement for a game, but the major program involved used its influence and money to move the game from Arrowhead to its own campus. The Chiefs essentially got outbid by a school.

Should the Oakland Raiders attack Kansas City Chiefs' Marcus Peters? | ESPN

The Chiefs’ lack of depth at cornerback was exposed against the Steelers when Gaines didn’t play because of a sore knee. Some of the backups, in particular rookie D.J. White, had rough games. The Chiefs need Gaines back in their lineup, particularly against the Raiders, an opponent with more than one top wide receiver.

Kansas City Chiefs mailbag: Jamaal Charles’ upcoming workload, Spencer Ware’s struggles, quarterback Nick Foles, and more | The Kansas City Star

Topics include the running-back workload over the next few weeks, Andy Reid’s playcalling duties (and whether they miss Doug Pederson), Nick Foles and whether he can take Alex Smith’s job (hint: barring a disaster of a season, no) and the recent resurrection of former Chief Marcus Cooper, who’d sure look good in red and gold right now. All that and much more — plus my Mount Rushmore of throwback jerseys — inside.

Oakland Raiders Set To Host Kansas City Chiefs In Week 6 Action |

Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1987-88 and earned a degree in political science from the University of Kansas while playing for the Chiefs.

Jack Del Rio has "zero tolerance" for Raiders mounting pre-snap penalties | Silver And Black Pride

"Yeah, that’s the biggest one," Del Rio said of pre-snap penalties. "The judgment calls that can go either way, you’re going to be a competitive team, a team that plays really hard, you’re going to have some of those. Over the year, they tend to balance out. The pre-snap penalties, don’t have a lot of patience for those. We have zero tolerance for those. We’ve got to clean those up. Pre-snap penalties get me going there."

Source: Bjoern Werner among those who worked out for Saints on Tuesday |

The Saints tried out several other players, many of which have shown the ability to rush the passer. Among them were linebacker Derek Akunne, defensive end Wes Horton, defensive end Royce LaFrance, linebacker Danny Lansanah, linebacker John Lotulelei, linebacker Dezman Moses, linebacker Andy Mulumba, linebacker Shaquille Riddick, and defensive end Greg Townsend.

Devil’s Advocate: Comparing the 2016 Bengals to the 2015 Chiefs Cincy Jungle

"Okay, I get it," I assume you’re thinking. Yes, the Chiefs’ turnaround was one of the biggest shocks of the 2015 NFL season. And the Bengals’ chances of turning the ship around — at least now — seem minimal. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Consider this: in the Chiefs’ 1-5 start, they faced three teams which had made the playoffs in the previous year and faced three 2014 playoff teams for the remainder of the 2015 season. In the first six games of 2016 (next week included), the Bengals will have faced three teams which made the 2015 playoffs. They, like the Chiefs in 2015, will only face three of last year’s playoff teams in the following 10 games.

LSU OLB Corey Thompson returns to practice as Leonard Fournette remains out |

LSU had two rooms full of scouts watching practice and there were well over 30 scouts in attendance. At practice, scouts from the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys were observed. Also in attendance was a scout from the CFL's Ottawa Redblacks.

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