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Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

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Knile Davis' Playoff Cleats Can Now Be Found in the Hall of Fame from The Mothership

The caption reads: "These cleats carried Kansas City Chiefs running back and return man Knile Davis to the fastest touchdown to start a postseason game in NFL history as well as the second-longest kickoff return in postseason history. Davis had a 106-yard return on the opening kickoff of their 2015 Wild Card matchup against the Houston Texans. The score spurred a 30-0 victory, the first postseason win for the Chiefs since 1994."

How Did Current Chiefs Perform at Their Respective NFL Scouting Combines? from The Mothership

February is the month where prospective college recruits showcase their on-the-field talents at the NFL Scouting Combine. Take a look back at how your Kansas City Chiefs performed at their NFL combines.

The Top 10 Moments of 2015 from The Mothership

2015 was a memorable year for the Kansas City Chiefs for a number of reasons.

We watched the Chiefs rebound from a 1-5 start to win a franchise record 10 games in a row,Eric Berry return from a successful cancer battle only to be named to the All-Pro first team and the very first year of Marcus Peters, who earned the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

But how and where do these moments rank? We counted them down in the Top Moments of 2015.

Mock Draft Roundup 2.0: Who Could the Chiefs Be Selecting at No. 28? from The Mothership

It's three weeks before NFL free agency even begins, but that doesn't stop the internet from doing what it does best—speculate, guess and generally make for a platform that keeps people from being productive at work.

If you're a fan of the NFL, then there's nothing that keeps you less busy at work this time of the year than a good ole' mock draft.

Luckily for you, we've compiled a list of many of the selections these draft experts from around the internet have made for the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 28 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Former Chiefs DE Jared Allen Announces Retirement Via Twitter from The Mothership

Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen continued the offseason trend of creative retirement announcements on Thursday when he posted a humorous video to his personal Twitter account:

Jared Allen retires, but stories about the former Chiefs star will live forever from The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs did not know what they had, of course, or else they would have selected Allen much sooner. They initially saw him as a backup defensive end and special teams player. Peterson, somewhat famously, said, "We'll find out if he can (long snap) at this level."

But nobody else knew, either. That was the draft where Eli Manning went No. 1 overall, a pretty good class featuring several players who will have cases for the Hall of Fame - Ben Roethlisberger, Vince Wilfork, Larry Fitzgerald. But none made first-team All-Pro as many times as Allen, and only Fitzgerald has made more Pro Bowls.

Jared Allen retires after 12 years in the NFL from Chiefs Digest

"It is with a great deal of thought and consideration that I have decided that I will not return to football next year. I want to thank the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs organizations, who provided me with an opportunity to live out my dream and to be a part of their wonderful communities. Thanks for the life-long memories."

Jared Allen trade was classic case of win-win for Vikings and Chiefs from ESPN

The Chiefs used one of those third-round picks from that trade to select running back Jamaal Charles, who has gone on to become one of the elite backs of his time. He is the Chiefs' all-time leader in career rushing yards and, assuming all continues to go well with his rehab, will play for the Chiefs again in 2016 after missing much of last year with a torn ACL.

The post-Kansas City portion of Allen's career worked out well for him and the Chiefs got something of great value from the trade as well. That makes the Allen deal a classic case of win-win.

Don't look for Chiefs to get any comp draft picks this year from ESPN

Hudson represents the Chiefs' significant loss in free agency last year, Maclin the significant gain. The Chiefs also signed a lesser free agent, offensive linemanPaul Fanaika, from the Arizona Cardinals and lost smaller-dollar players like safety Kurt Coleman to the Carolina Panthers. Keep in mind the NFL takes into account only players whose old contracts had expired and were therefore unrestricted free agents. A player like wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who was released by the Chiefs last year and later signed with the Cleveland Browns, doesn't factor here.

ESPN Podcast: Chiefs' Draft Needs

26 NFL players undertaking offseason internships from The Associated Press via ESPN

Forget lounging on the beach or playing 36 holes of golf a day. For 26 NFL players, their time in the next month is being spent commuting to real jobs.

As part of the NFL Players Association's Externship Program, veterans such as Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen and guys coming off their first season in the league such as Denver Broncos nose tackle Darius Kilgo -- who just earned a Super Bowl ring, no less -- have joined the workforce. Travel and housing are covered for the participants, but the temporary positions are unpaid...

"...Congressman Rush has been on the Subcommittee for Energy and Power for a while and he knows his stuff," says Allen, who did an internship last year but is still behind Kansas City Chiefs receiver Frankie Hammond, who has worked for Comcast SportsNet and Under Armour the last two years under the program.

Marshall Faulk: Why do Chiefs keep Jamaal Charles? from

When asked about Charles in January, it didn't sound like cutting the veteran was on general manager John Dorsey's radar.

"The guy is an extremely talented player. Love him to death. Love how dirty-tough he is. Yeah, he's a Chief," Dorsey said at the time.

Even if the Chiefs could cut Charles following his second ACL tear, teams don't win by sending outsized talent like him packing.

What 2015 displayed is less that the Chiefs should part ways with Charles and more that they now know they have the backups to rest him more often during the season.

Marshall Faulk: Why would the Chiefs keep Jamaal Charles? from ProFootballTalk

Charles is set to cost $5.3 million against the Chiefs' salary cap this year, while Ware is under contract for a $600,000 salary and West is an exclusive-rights free agent whom the Chiefs can keep for a $600,000 salary. The Chiefs also have Knile Davis under contract for $826,000. So from a cap-management perspective, Faulk's idea makes a lot of sense.

At least, it makes sense in theory. In practice, Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey has said Charles will remain a Chief. So don't expect the Chiefs to follow Faulk's advice. Even though he raises a good question.

Chase Daniel Reportedly In Consideration For Eagles' Starting QB from CBS Philly

Chase Daniel could be the Eagles' 2016 starting quarterback.

On Thursday, Daniel and the Eagles were officially linked by an NFL reporter, who says new Eagles coach Doug Pederson views Daniel as more than a backup.

Former Chiefs wide receiver compares Peyton Manning, Joe Montana from Niners Nation

Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver J.J. Birden was doing some media recently, and had a chance to discuss Peyton Manning's career and how he compares to Joe Montana. The Montana comparison came up because Birden spent two seasons with Montana during the latter's two seasons in Kansas City. You can listen to the full interview here.

Top 50 2016 NFL free agents: Pass rushers Vernon, Jackson top list from CBS Sports

In putting together my list, I did not include any players who are likely to be tagged. Many of those players would top the list. Some of those players are Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Carolina Panthers corner Josh NormanNew York Jets defensive end Muhammad WilkersonWashington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffrey.

The top 15 NFL free agents for 2016 from The Washington Post

Berry's recovery from Hodgkin's lymphoma was the feel-good story of the year in the NFL, and he finished the season ranked No. 6 in PFF's safety grades. While the Chiefs would obviously like to re-sign him, if they can't work out a deal, the franchise tag might not make the most sense, given they also have decisions to make on free agents who play more important positions in cornerback Sean Smith and defensive lineman Jaye Howard. While Berry is the top safety available, there are other solid options in San Diego's Eric Weddle and Cincinnati's George Iloka and Reggie Nelson.

Five certain to receive franchise tag while more candidates abound from CBS Sports

Eric Berry, Chiefs, S: No player in the entire league was more inspirational than Berry in his amazing recovery from cancer, and he was one of the elite safeties in the NFL in the second half of the season as well. Letting him walk would be troubling on several levels. Kansas City has some big-time contracts it is already dealing with, and defensive tackle Dontari Poe is in line for a hefty new deal as well. But the safety tag number is manageable, and this kid means so much to the organization on so many levels that I simply can't see him making free agent visits and talking to other teams.

Broncos the NFL's biggest cheaters? from The Colorado Springs Gazette

Are the Denver Broncos the biggest cheaters in the NFL?

According to, they are.

Cleveland Browns' Chris Tabor: It's great to be back from WKYC

On what Coons needs to improve to avoid blocks on long FG attempts:
"I just think we have to continue to work on the lift of the football and just the strength of his overall leg, I think, will come here in Year 2. For example, I will use (Chiefs K) Cairo Santos, Kansas City's kicker. His rookie season, he did not have a lot of touchbacks. Then last year, I think he got into the 40s. He increased it dramatically. That was just the process of going into it, understanding an NFL season. At the end of the day, the kicker is playing 20 games. Your first time through towards the end, you have to account for that they could be getting tired and all of those things. The strength part is quite important. I know Travis is going to address those things."