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

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First Round of 2016 NFL Draft is Officially Set from The Mothership

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is officially set.

Here's a look at how the first round will look, including last year's first round pick(s) for each team.

Kansas City Star Photo gallery: Derrick Thomas January 1, 1967 to February 8, 2000

Clark Hunt says Chiefs are close to being championship caliber from ESPN

"We do feel very, very good about where the team is,'' Hunt said. "We're disappointed not to be playing this weekend. We do believe we have a team that was capable of doing it. It's probably a good reminder of how important it is to win the division and to get one of those byes. I think some of the injuries we had in the last game of the season up in New England impacted the team, and if you get that bye you get the chance to get those guys healthy.

"I do think we have a lot of the ingredients that you need in order to make it to the Super Bowl, namely a great head coach and his coaching staff, a quality quarterback and a tough defense. I think we have those ingredients and we have a lot of players who are entering the prime of their careers, and hopefully we'll be playing in Super Bowl 51 next year.''

Chiefs can't believe Royals wished Panthers good luck in winning next year's Super Bowl from The Kansas City Star

Wait. The redemption part was cool, but the Royals wished Carolina good luck in winning the Super Bowl next year? Their neighbors at the Truman Sports Complex took note.

Chiefs catch the Royals wishing the Panthers luck in 2016 from ESPN

The Panthers will host the Chiefs next season, so the Royals have a little time to convince the Chiefs of their Kansas City loyalty.

Mellinger Minutes: How to enjoy Super Bowl week, Cam's fumble, Chiefs defense, Royals gear and advice for a sports fan from The Kansas City Star

I'm including this question here because isn't it a little wild to think about how things would be different if Manning had been interested in the Chiefs? What if he signed with them? The power in the AFC West the last few years would almost certainly be reversed, and what's more, I'm guessing Pioli would still be in charge.

His fundamental failures would still exist, of course, and in some ways might be exaggerated if he felt emboldened by the winning. And maybe the way he torched the Chiefs' culture, treated people who worked for him terribly, treated anyone who didn't (from former players to media) with distrust and sometimes disdain, and generally acted as if he were unfamiliar how to be a human being ... maybe all of that would've torpedoed any advantage Manning would've provided.

We can only guess at that.

Peyton Manning might be gone, but Broncos aren't going with him from ESPN

There's not much reason for the Chiefs to fear the prospect of Osweiler as the Broncos' starting quarterback. But it is worth noting the Broncos went 5-2 with Osweiler as their starting quarterback in 2015, though he had to be rescued by Manning off the bench for one of those victories.

The Broncos also should have stability on their coaching staff. Gary Kubiak and perhaps more importantly defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be back next year as well.

It looks like the Broncos have some staying power.

Panthers, Patriots early favorites to win 2017 Super Bowl from The Associated Press via The Kansas City Star

Pregame.com has Seattle at 11-1, Green Bay and Pittsburgh at 12-1, and Arizona, Cincinnati and Indianapolis all 15-1.

William Hill lists the Seahawks, Packers, Steelers and Cardinals at 10-1, followed by the Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs at 15-1 along with the Broncos.

2016 Super Bowl: AFC West pass-catchers Amari Cooper, Travis Kelce compete in trivia from SB Nation

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce join SB Nation for a round of Answer the Question and show that their competitiveness goes beyond just the gridiron as they square off in trivia covering geography, music, and more.

AT&T Pebble Beach transitioning out of Woods-Mickelson era from The San Jose Mercury News

On the sports side of the celebrity field, former A's slugger and current American League MVP Josh Donaldson will make his first appearance, as will Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh (remember him?), Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and 49ers Hall of Famer Steve Young are also in the pro-am.

5 reasons why Broncos will, won't repeat from The West Central Tribune

While fans and media are still praising Broncos for a great Super Bowl, they often lose track of the many obstacles Denver will need to overcome just to get in the playoffs next year. Not to be confused with some of the easy divisions, the AFC West already plays at a high level and is improving. The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the top teams in the NFL and should have been 2-0 against Denver in the 2015 season, but Jamaal Charles fumbled twice. The Chiefs' blitz rattled the Broncos much as the Broncos rattled the Panthers in SB 50.

Heartbreak of Sports: could your team really break your heart? from KSFY

The first game on the slate is the Kansas City Chiefs versus the New England Patriots. It's easy to spot our first test subject, Patriots fan Andrew Gates in his Rob Gronkowski jersey.

Jake: Do you ever feel like your heart is racing when you're watching any of these games?
Andrew: Always. Always. Because you never know what's going to happen... you never know what's going to happen!" said Gates.

After getting Andrew's initial reading we scanned the bar and found Chiefs fan Dan Novak, who was a little surprised by his first numbers.

"They're a little high, but I am a little shook up because it's been a while since we've been here!" said Novak...

...With his Chiefs trailing the whole game, Dan never saw his blood pressure in the safe zone.

Agent's Take: 18 key NFL offseason dates and notable contract deadlines from CBS Sports

March 4
Five days before the start of the 2016 league year

Chiefs: The 2016 through 2019 contract years for linebacker Tamba Hali void. He will become an unrestricted free agent when the 2016 league year starts. Kansas City is going to have a $4 million salary cap charge from the bonus proration associated these contract years unless Hali signs a contract extension before this voiding date.

It's Solomon Brannan Day Proclaimed By The City Of Atlanta (Video) from CBS Atlanta

Atlanta recognized Mr. Solomon Brannan with a proclamation of Solomon Brannan Day presented by Atlanta City Council President Caesar Mitchell at the Main Event arena in Roswell on the Day Super Bowl 50 was played.

Solomon Brannan played as a defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs during that game against the Green Bay Packers.