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Chiefs Preseason Opponents Set for 2016 from The Mothership

Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are finalized. All four contests will be aired live on KCTV5.

Four Things to Know About Kansas City's Preseason Opponents from The Mothership

THE LAST TIME THE CHIEFS PLAYED IN CHICAGO, A ROOKIE LINEBACKER NAMED JUSTIN HOUSTON RECORDED THE FIRST SACK OF HIS CAREER. HE WENT ON TO RECORD 2 MORE SACKS IN THE GAME.

Mock Draft Roundup 6.0: Consensus Growing for Chiefs Top Pick from The Mothership

After veteran cornerback Sean Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders in free agency, many outside of the organization expect the Chiefs to try and fill that open vacancy through another first-round pick.

They hit gold last year doing that with Marcus Peters, who was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowler after a breakout season that saw him tie for the NFL lead with 8 interceptions and break a franchise record with 26 passes defensed.

Of the 22 latest mock drafts from different draft experts, 13 of them have the Chiefs selecting a cornerback, who would ideally play across from Peters.

Chiefs.com Photo Gallery: Chiefs Ambassadors Visit Patients

Chiefs' Justin Houston posts video showing progress from ACL surgery from The Kansas City Star

If you can't read what he wrote, it says: "Show me someone doing this 7 wks after full ACL and LCL surgery, and I'll show you God's work. I hope y'all watching. #WatchGodWork"

Justin Houston looks ahead of schedule with his rehab from ESPN

Maybe Houston indeed can salvage most if not all of his 2016 season. The Chiefs indicated rehab for the type of procedure Houston had usually runs between six and 12 months. If Houston can hit that six-month mark, he'd return in the middle of August.

Chiefs' 2016 preseason schedule includes home games vs. Seahawks, Packers from The Kansas City Star

Last year, the NFL announced its regular-season schedule in mid to late April. The dates are unknown, but the Chiefs already know that, in addition to their annual home-and-away slate against their AFC West divisional foes, they will also have home games against the Jaguars, Titans, Jets, Saints and Buccaneers and road games against the Texans, Colts, Steelers, Falcons and Panthers.

Chiefs' 2016 preseason slate features road games against Rams, Bears from Chiefs Digest

• Week 1, Aug. 11-15: Seahawks
• Week 2, Aug. 18-22: @ Rams
• Week 3, Aug. 25-28: @ Bears
• Week 4, Sept 1-2: Packers

2016 Kansas City Chiefs preseason schedule includes game in Los Angeles from ESPN

Week 2 (Aug. 18-22) at Los Angeles Rams

Comment: Whatever rivalry that existed between the Chiefs and Rams when they shared the state of Missouri (very little) disappeared when the Rams' moving vans crossed the state line. But this game still will be a novelty. Little remembered fact: The Chiefs played the last NFL game at the L.A. Coliseum, in 1994 against the Raiders.

With preseason done, what about Chiefs' regular-season schedule? from ESPN

The preseason schedule for the Kansas City Chiefs took shape when the NFL announced their opponents and approximate dates. All that needs to be filled in are the exact dates and times.

The Chiefs' regular-season schedule should be announced sometime later in April. Here's what we know, or think we know, about it.

Chiefs bring in Washington State's Destiny Vaeao for predraft visit from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs on Thursday hosted former Washington State defensive lineman Destiny Vaeao on a predraft visit, a source informed The Topeka Capital-Journal and ChiefsDigest.com.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs don't announce predraft visits.

The 6-3, 298-pound Vaeao, an intriguing prospect from American Samoa, also recently had a private workout with the Atlanta Falcons, the source said.

The Star's NFL Mock Draft 2.0 has Chiefs taking a defensive tackle at No. 28 from The Kansas City Star

28. Kansas City Chiefs: DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State

With the signing of tackle Mitchell Schwartz, the Chiefs appear to be set there. And the recent additions of Jimmy Wilson and Stevie Brown could keep the Chiefs from investing in a safety this high unless they really like a guy (perhaps West Virginia's Karl Joseph or Ohio State's Vonn Bell).

That leaves a cornerback (Eli Apple?) and, perhaps to a lesser extent, an outside linebacker as likely choices. But don't forget defensive line. While the re-signing of defensive lineman Jaye Howard eases the need for reinforcements at that position, we wouldn't rule out an early investment there due to Dontari Poe's looming free agency.

2016 NFL mock draft: Kansas City Chiefs roll with Vernon Butler from SB Nation

A lot of the debate NFL teams have when their pick is up in the draft is about need versus value. That is the case with the Kansas City Chiefs. They have an obvious need at cornerback, but the value with the No. 28 pick in the SB Nation NFL writers mock is elsewhere. There are some good pass rushers available, and the seemingly never ending bounty at defensive tackle could be an option. So could offensive line.

Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride (who is among those who have been around for all 10 of these SBN mocks) checks in with his pick for the Chiefs:

28. Chiefs: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech

Northern Illinois linebacker Perez Ford visits Chiefs from National Football Post

Northern Illinois linebacker Perez Ford visited the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, according to a league source.

He led Northern Illinois with five sacks and ranked second with 6 1/2 tackles for losses.

He had an interception and a forced fumble against Toledo.

He started every game at defensive end as a junior and had 57 tackles, five sacks and nine tackles for losses.

Draft moves for all 32 NFL teams from ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs: After cornerback Sean Smith left to go to the rival Raiders in free agency, the Chiefs need another long, rangy CB to play in their heavy press-man scheme.

Chiefs bring smiles to patients at KU Hospital from Wyandotte Daily Online

Some of the greatest players in Kansas City Chiefs history brought great joy to patients at The University of Kansas Hospital on Wednesday.

Led by NFL Hall of Famers Bobby Bell and Jan Stenerud, the group included Deron Cherry, Bill Maas, Shawn Barber, Ken Kremer and several others who visited pediatric and adult patients at the hospital.

MURRELL COLUMN: Charles' greatness amid injuries precipitates talk of trade from The Port Arthur News

If, indeed, a deal for Davis is looming, that serves the Chiefs well in staying aggressive to hold onto Charles.

I started working on this column thinking I was going to talk about the media's shortsightedness of the Chiefs' running back situation. Looking back, it's no more shortsightedness on their part than it is examining all possibilities.

Charles' value warrants the talk ... not that I think the Chiefs will act on it.

Mitch Vingle: WVU's Blue, son carrying heavy load with dignity, love from The Charleston Gazette-Mail

"I remember being at my wits' end," said the coach. "I went and laid in a bed. I said, ‘Bud, I think I'm going to step away from ball for a little bit.' He was wired up and didn't have the best energy. But he sat up and said, ‘Dad, why would you do that? We're football coaches.'

"That was the last time I second-guessed that."

So to Morgantown Adams and his family went. They are on a mission and the coach has much wisdom to impart on the Mountaineer corners. He listed influences from Pittsburgh Steeler head coach Mike Tomlin, Cincinnati Bengals assistant Kevin Coyle, ex-Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden, Minnesota defensive coordinator George Edwards and Kansas City Chiefs secondary coach Emmitt Thomas.

"Basic movement," Adams said. "Just basic movement that any DB in America should have: the backpedaling, the open-ended hips, the change in direction, the explosiveness ... where your eyes are. Those are all things that are important."

Smokeless tobacco is baseball's deadly sin and should be banned from The Orlando Sentinel

An estimated 25-30 percent of MLB players are blissfully chewing smokeless tobacco, turning their backs on the ninny state of government overreach trying to deprive them of their right to kill themselves.

I get it. To a point. Once upon a time, in 1936, Life magazine captured Lou Gehrig smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer in the dugout. There's another famous shot of former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson smoking on the sidelines -€” and enjoying a cool Fresca -€” during the first Super Bowl in 1967.

But society evolves. And even though there are no issues of "second-hand smoke" impacting others, chewing tobacco sends a sad and sick message to every aspiring Little Leaguer who wants to grow up and join the Bigs.

You too can be like Tony Gwynn. Dead at 54.

Dancing the night away from The Nevada Appeal

DWTS has featured many memorable celebrities. First year attendees enjoyed watching Mayor Ken Tedford dance as well as juvenile probation officer Motulalo Otuafi, Capt. Mike Glaser from Naval Air Station Fallon, and the first celebrity couple, Lissa and Mitch Overlie. The competitive couple kept their routines strictly secret from each other, but in the end Mitch proved to his wife that he's still has the moves by claiming first place. Lissa returned the next year as an MC and has continued most of the years since.

Other memorable celebrities have included former Sheriff Rich Ingram; Commander Luther Hook, NAS Fallon (second annual); Rear Admiral Mark Fox, NAS Fallon (third annual); Lynne Heller, wife of Sen. Dean Heller (fourth annual), and Josh Mauga, Kansas City Chiefs and former New York Jets football player performing "King of New York" (fifth year). This year will mark the ninth annual DWTS.

McRoberts works out in front of NFL scouts during Southeast Missouri State pro day from Southeastern Missourian

Safety David Coley and fullback Lewis Washington also participated in the pro day event, which puts the SEMO football players in front of scouts ahead of April's NFL Draft.

Representatives from the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Tennessee Titans were in attendance.

Houska: Answering a Police Brutality Survey While Native (APBSWN) from Indian Country Today Media Network

The conversation was seriously binary on the matter of police brutality: Black and white. Black and white. Black and white. And then when we tried to talk about police killing Native Americans more than any other race, we'd get, "We're not talking about that right now! You'll have your chance, Indian!" But we never did, love. Back then, there was NBC Latino, NBC Black, and NBC Asian American, but no NBC Native American. Blacks and Latinos and gays were often seen at Chicago Blackhawks games and Kansas City Chiefs games and Washington Redskins gamesin red face, wearing faux feather headdresses, quaffing beer and vomiting on the churlish shithead in front of them, and then, later, they'd tell us that they were ‘honoring' us with this behavior, and that red face "isn't racist." That it's good ol' American fun.

Quarterback Time Machine: Ranking The Houston Texans Quarterbacks from Battle Red Blog

I still can't believe that performance Hoyer had against the Kansas City Chiefs. Let's run the numbers back one more time. In that game, the Texans lost 30-0. Brian Hoyer completed 15 of 34 passes for 136 yards, picked up 4.0 yards per attempt, took 7 sacks, threw 0 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, fumbled 2 times and lost 1, and had a QBR of 1.7. Actually, I shouldn't be surprised. It's Brian Hoyer in a playoff game against one of the best defenses in the league. This is exactly what should have happened.

Aside from the lack of performance, it was just a job watching Hoyer play football. With him as the starter, every game felt like homework, like I was watching a mandatory online orientation video for a new job or trying to find the first derivative. It was a chore to get through it.

QB Paxton Lynch Passes Pro Day Test, But Questions Remain from The Memphis Daily News

Lynch says in conversations with teams he has consistently been told two things need improvement.

"Footwork and tempo," he said.

He does not sound overly concerned about either, or worried about the team that might draft him. There are teams, such as the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos or Rams, which might force the issue and press Lynch to start during his rookie season.

In other places, such as Arizona where the Cardinals have Carson Palmer, or Kansas City where the Chiefs have Alex Smith, the teams might be quite content to wait a couple of years while grooming Lynch.

"I'm going to come in prepared to be the starter wherever I go," Lynch said of his mindset. "Whether there is an established guy or you are the guy."

Four New Inductees Announced for the Fork Union Military Academy Sports Hall of Fame: John Dorsey, Jon Richardson, Dale Solomon, and Robert Jones from PR Web

Fork Union Military Academy this week announced four new members had been selected for induction into its Sports Hall of Fame at an awards banquet to be held on June 25, 2016. As in past years, the induction ceremony for the Sports Hall of Fame from this nationally-recognized boarding school in central Virginia will feature a high-power class from the world of athletics, record holders at professional and college levels of performance, with names that are known around the world.

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Chiefs Draft Science 2016 part 1 - the athlete matrix from Arrowhead Addict

In 2016, I'll feature the Rogue Analytics athletic matrices. These matrices are designed to evaluate the functional athletic abilities of athletes hoping to join NFL Teams. The matrices look at the measurable ability to perform the functional requirements of the position they play on the field.