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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/11

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

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Best draft move for every NFL team since 2011 from ESPN

Alex Smith hasn't been a franchise quarterback for the Chiefs in the true meaning of the phrase, but he has brought stability to a most important position. Smith, acquired in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers, cost the Chiefs their second-round draft picks in 2013 and 2014. Kansas City's other options for finding a quarterback were unappetizing. -- Adam Teicher

Miner athletics helps Wish Kid Joey realize his dream from Missouri S&T News and Research

During the wish reveal on the basketball court, Joey also received a football autographed by defensive back Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs. Berry is Joey's favorite National Football League player and also was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2014. Following treatment, he returned to football for the 2015 season.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. The foundation operates through chapters and affiliate organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

Steven M. Sipple: Tommy should be prominent in potentially potent run game from The Lincoln Journal Star

Yes, former Nebraska standout Eric Warfield squared off against Keyshawn Johnson during Warfield's NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs (1998-2005). "I did when he was with Dallas," Warfield said. "Didn't let him catch the ball at all. ..."

Ah, yes, a confident corner even in retirement.

49ers to host top QB prospects Jared Goff and Carson Wentz from The Sacramento Bee

The 49ers opted for Smith, and Rodgers fell to the Green Bay Packers at No. 24. Smith struggled on San Francisco's talent-starved teams early in his career, while Rodgers had to bide his time in Green Bay as a backup to Brett Favre.

Rodgers eventually became the starter, has won two NFL MVP awards and led the Packers to a win in Super Bowl XLV. The 49ers dealt Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 when Kaepernick appeared to be their quarterback of the future.

With Smith leading the offense, the Chiefs posted winning records the last three seasons and made the playoffs twice.

Who do the Eagles take in our mock draft? from The Allentown Morning Call

28. Kansas City Chiefs: William Jackson, CB, Houston (6-0, 190). Would fill a huge need if he can live up to billing as good outside cover man.

Report: Quarterback Paxton Lynch will visit the Broncos this week from Mile High Report

Selecting Lynch in the first round of the NFL Draft could prove to be difficult for the Broncos. The Buffalo BillsNew York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Dallas Cowboys all have been showing varying amounts of interest in Lynch. So the Broncos would likely have to find a trade partner and move ahead of these teams.

The Broncos do have 10 draft picks this season, and plenty of 2017 picks coming next season so they have plenty of ammo to make such a trade. Also, they acquired another 5th round pick from the New York Jets for offensive tackle Ryan Clady to give them another expendable pick.

Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis talk 'Demolition' from

Have you ever demolished anything, and what?

CC: My survival job. I lived in Manhattan for 17 years when I was going after the business, just starting out. Before I came here, I worked at the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals football and baseball stadiums in 1970 and 1971. That paid for two years of college. Can you imagine, back then? But that gave me a craft as a carpenter. So I had a toolbox on wheels. I lived in Midtown, 48th and 8th, and I'd take the subway to the Upper East Side to some very wealthy people. And I'd knock down old maid's quarters to enlarge their apartments. I'd put in a kitchen or tear out a kitchen. I could do everything. So I sledgehammered a number of walls.

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