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Happy Friday!!! Don't know about you, but I need the weekend. Here's the latest Kansas City Chiefs news to help you blow off part of your work day. Enjoy!

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2016 NFL Scouting Combine Player List from The Mothership

Here is every player that will participate at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis

RG III to the Chiefs? Now this one makes a lot of sense from ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs are again being mentioned as a possible landing spot for a soon-to-be free agent quarterback. Unlike the case ofJohnny Manziel, which would make no sense for the Chiefs, Robert Griffin IIIwould be a solid addition for Kansas City.

ESPN's Mike Sando lists the Chiefs as No. 5 on the list of possible landing spots for Griffin once he's released by the Washington Redskins.

The situation in Kansas City looks like it might be a good fit for Griffin.

Position evaluation: Chiefs could have youth movement at CB position from Chiefs Digest

The Kansas City Chiefs face a challenging offseason at the cornerback position with a lack of experience.

Marcus Peters, the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, accounted for half of the 16 interceptions totaled by the Chiefs in 2015.

But the top three cornerbacks on the current roster combine for four years of experience if Sean Smith tests the market in free agency.

Lousy third-down defense in New England helped end Chiefs' season from ESPN

The Patriots converted six of 12 third-down plays. They converted all three third downs, each of seven yards or more, on that initial scoring drive. They were 2-for-2 on third downs on their touchdown drive later in the first half.

The Patriots ended the Chiefs' 11-game winning streak,, and their season by not allowing Kansas City to do something it had done so well: Get opponents off the field on third down.

Chiefs fans, be thankful Kansas City wasn't involved in LA drama from ESPN

Kansas City fans aren't going through that because of the loyalty of the Hunt family and also the support of Chiefs fans. Kansas City has, at times through the years, supported the Chiefs at a level beyond that of what the on-field product deserved.

The Chiefs and their fans won't be going through the kind of misery the backers of the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are. The Chiefs are going to be playing for some time in Kansas City, where they belong.

Willie Richardson, Baltimore Colts' All-Pro Receiver, Dies at 76 from The New York Times

Willie Richardson, an All-Pro receiver for the Baltimore Colts and their leading pass-catcher in Super Bowl III, when the Jets otherwise stymied their offense in a huge upset victory, died on Monday in Jackson, Miss. He was 76...

...In addition to his wife, Richardson is survived by their son, Willie L. Richardson III; their daughters, Sonji Boyce and Shawn Terry; his brothers Gloster, Charles and Allen; a sister, Mary Alice Hutchins; and six grandchildren.

Gloster Richardson played for the Kansas City Chiefs, including their Super Bowl IV championship team, and for the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns. The other two brothers who played pro ball were Tom Richardson, for the Boston Patriots (now the New England Patriots), and Ernie Richardson, for the Browns. Both are deceased.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson developed as a playcaller with Chiefs from ESPN

The rest of Pederson's tenure as a playcaller is worth examining. After all, he said he plans to call plays as head coach of the Eagles, so what exactly are fans going to see?

The Chiefs were leading the Pittsburgh Steelers 9-3 at halftime of that Oct. 25 game. In the second half, with Pederson calling plays, the Chiefs scored a third-quarter touchdown with a nine-play, 52-yard drive. Pederson called three pass plays and six runs on the drive.

In the fourth quarter, Pederson called plays on an 84-yard touchdown drive that burned 5:04 off the clock. The Chiefs won the game 23-13.

A week later, against Detroit, Pederson took over with a 24-3 lead. The Chiefs added three touchdowns as Pederson remained aggressive. Kansas City won that game 45-10.

Raiders Announce They Will Stay In Oakland For 2016 Season from CBS SF Bay Area

Raiders owner Mark Davis joined members of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority for a news conference Thursday afternoon to announce a one-year lease extension agreement for the team to stay at the stadium.

The agreement also includes two one-year lease extension options following the 2016 season.

Star-struck: Celebs are the big draw at Pebble Beach from The Golf Channel

Former Cal standout Aaron Rodgers was another crowd favorite, although his popularity apparently didn't register with the starter at Poppy Hills who confused him for another player in his foursome.

"This morning the starter, I walked to the tee on No. 1 and he said, ‘Good morning Mr. Holmes,'" Rodgers said. "I thought, ‘Wow.' Usually I get [Kansas City Chiefs quarterback] Alex Smith, but J.B. Holmes, that's a first."

Young Colts fan enjoys trip to Pro Bowl from The Daily Journal

The trip was paid for by the Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The organization grants wishes to help children face life-threatening medical conditions with greater confidence and sense of purpose...

...At one practice, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid called King into his team's offensive huddle to call plays.

NFL receiver wowed by UF's Freddie Swain at ‘The Opening' from SEC Country

Over the next three days, Swain outperformed more than two dozen elite receivers, including the other five from Florida (Sam Bruce, Nate Craig-Myers, Darnell Salomon, Eli Stove and Binjimen Victor).

At the event's conclusion, Swain was a named to the Offensive All-Tournament Team with fellow Florida signee Tyrie Cleveland and Auburn's Kyle Davis.

After the award ceremony, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas tracked down Swain and had a message for him.

"I was walking to the bathroom," Swain said, "and he stopped me in the hallway. He told me, ‘Look man, keep balling. You're the truth.' When I got stamped by him, I knew it was getting real."

5 ways to define love and heartbreak from The Des Moines Register

Love is...the emotional equivalent of listening to the Beatles on a cloudless, warmer-than-usual fall afternoon.

Heartbreak is... being born and raised a Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Plaxico Burress praises Gators WR signee from SEC Country

Hammond's older brother is former Florida wide receiver Frankie Hammond, now with the Kansas City Chiefs. The two don't talk much about football, but they do try to compete with each other.

"He gives me something to look forward to," Hammond said of his brother's UF career. "He set the bar real high for me, and he always wants me to do better. I always mess with him about his senior year in high school because he had like 900 yards (receiving) and I had over a 1,000."

When asked who's better, the younger Hammond said, "I am." With a big grin, he added that his sibling does "nothing" better than him.

He doesn't share the same hunger for donuts as his older brother, whose Krispy Kreme obsession earned him the nickname "Hot Light Hammond" in college.

"I eat them, but Frankie's on another level," Hammond said. "I love chicken wings. I can eat that seven days a week."

The Jette Stream Is Still Flying High from The Vineyard Gazette

Recently retired Martha's Vineyard Regional High School head coach Donald Herman is not surprised that Jette is catching the attention of NFL teams. He described him as one of the best overall athletes he coached in his 34 year career.

"I think he will have an opportunity," Coach Herman said. "He's high character, humble, and very much down to earth."

Earlier this year, as part of their pre-draft scouting work, the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers all contacted Coach Herman asking for preliminary information about his high school career.

The Best Team for Johnny Manziel to Join Next...but, A Dead Man Can't Play Football! from Sports Blog

Of course I share the relativity of having been an NFL player as is Johnny Manziel. However, more important to me are my respective interactions with NFL teams, teammates, fans, and executives.  I've experienced the love-hate relationships, and the ups and downs.  Also, after an eventful rookie season where I was injured in my very first training camp and missed all but one week, then was cut 3 times (by Green Bay twice and Cleveland once) on my way to becoming a Kansas City Chief, I received my introduction to the business of the NFL very early.  I flashed during that season, and was impressive enough for the Chiefs to feel secure not making any significant signings of safeties in free-agency the next off-season, even with the starter in front of me injured and the other starter lost to free-agency.  As a result I had the OTA's and training camp as my showcase.  Fortunately I took full advantage of the opportunity, and not only earned a spot on the field with one of the NFL's best defenses at the time, but also a seat at the renegotiating table just prior to the start of the season.