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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/9

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

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Local Pro Day Features 11 Former KC Prep Standouts from The Mothership

On Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs personnel and coaching staff were given another opportunity to evaluate a handful of prospects available in the upcoming NFL Draft, but this time there was a special twist.

"These young men grew up Chiefs fans," general manager John Dorsey explained. "I think any time you get a chance to work out perspective players—that's always important, but this was meaningful for a lot of reasons."

The local Pro Day is for any player who went to high school or college in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as defined by Rand McNally, and Dorsey said it's special to honor those players for where they now stand.

2016 NFL Draft Preview: Five Intriguing Inside Linebackers from The Mothership

...[T]he Chiefs have five inside linebackers they like on the roster right now. It's one of the deeper positions on the team in terms of solidified starters, and there is also a young nucleus of talent to develop.

But with the NFL moving towards teams playing nickel and dime defenses almost 60 percent of the time, there's an opportunity for some players who might have lined up on the inside in college to show their versatility and play a couple of different roles for the Chiefs if the personnel and coaching staff see a fit.

As we continue our series previewing five prospects at every position, let's talk about five intriguing inside linebackers available in this draft.

Travis Kelce Talks "Walk the Walk," Kansas City and Getting Back to Work from The Mothership

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce held his first ever charity event, the "Walk the Walk Fashion Benefit" at Tom's Town Distillery in downtown Kansas City on Wednesday night. The idea to host a fashion show featuring local Kansas City styles was developed by Kelce himself.

"I wanted it to be something fun, something interactive," he said. "It's all for a great cause. I'm just happy that I've been able to influence this city and be a part of it. The city has brought me in as one of its own, and I just feel like this is my opportunity to give back and when I can, make a great influence."

Chiefs Ambassadors Stop By KU Hospital for Annual Visit from The Mothership

In an oncology area of The University of Kansas Hospital, three men in Kansas City Chiefs jerseys, smiling and laughing together, work their way from room to room.

A gray-haired woman, a cancer patient, catches a glimpse of them in the hallway as she is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

"Come back here!" she yells. "You need to take a picture with me because my kids are going to be so jealous!"

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell, former Chiefs defensive tackle Bill Maas and former Chiefs tight end Walter White turn around and happily oblige. White tells her that it would be best if she uses the photo as her Christmas card this year.

Chiefs Replay: Week 1 vs. the Houston Texans from The Mothership

Chiefs Replay: Week 1 vs. the Houston Texans

WHEN: Saturday, April 9 at 10:35 p.m.

CHANNEL: KCTV5 (CBS) | No KCTV5? Click here for listings around the area.

Leadership Lyceum to be held at Kansas City Convention Center from The Kansas City Star

This year's speakers include:

▪ Mel Robbins, an entrepreneur, columnist at Success Magazine, TEDx speaker and analyst for CNN.

▪ Susan Packard, co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV.

▪ Sarah Thomas, a National Football League official, to be interviewed by Mark Donovan, president of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Are Chiefs uniforms untouchable? from Arrowhead Addict

Personally, I would be ticked if they change the uniform. I think the interlocking KC is beautiful on that crisp red helmet without a stripe. The colors go great together and there is an iconic look. Whether you are watching highlights of Jamaal Charles or Otis Taylor, you immediately know what team it is.

Ex-NFL players partner with Richmond company on marijuana research from The Richmond Standard

The coalition includes co-founder Boo Williams, a former tight-end with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs; ex-Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and Pro-Bowler Ricky Williams.

Sponsorships available for HK's Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament from Lake News Online

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce the 38th Annual HK's Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled June 3-5 at The Cove Golf Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Brothers Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs punter, and Britton Colquitt, punter for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, will serve as honorary co-chairs.

The success of this prestigious event depends on the generosity of sponsors.

"HK's is one of the lake's most beloved traditions, and we are grateful for the sponsors whose generous support makes this event possible," said Terri Hall, Lake Regional director of Fund Development. "Our community is a healthier place because of their giving."

Roster Reset recap: Patriots, Steelers top AFC from

I'm ranking Kansas City atop Denver until the Broncos find a quarterback. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey deserves credit for re-signing his defensive core -- Tamba HaliJaye Howard and Derrick Johnson. New deals for Eric Berry and Dontari Poe could be next. Losing guard Jeff Allen and tackle Donald Stephenson won't help the O-line, but signing former Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz was a smart addition.

The Broncos would rank higher had they not lost both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler under center, plus talent on defense in tackle Malik Jackson, linebacker Danny Trevathan and safety/special-teams ace David Bruton. The situation at quarterback is murky, but we have faith in John Elway to find a better option than Mark Sanchez.

Pro instruction for local athletes from The Telegram

Football Newfoundland and Labrador is staging its second annual player/coaches clinic which continues today at the Techniplex in Pleasantville, and once again offering local footballers instruction from the pros.

Headlining the guests slated to take part in the event, which goes from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, are Kansas City Chiefs guard and Quebec native Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, along with wide receiver Scott MacDonell of the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Redblacks.

Gopher Great Bob Stein to Pursue U of M Athletic Director Post from PR Newswire

Former Gopher football and academic All-American, Robert A. "Bob" Stein, today announced that he will pursue the University of Minnesota Athletics Director position.

"A combination of donors, legislators, Regents, alumni, faculty, coaches and fellow past Gopher athletes have reached out and encouraged me to seek the AD job.  I have listened to their thoughts and concerns and have decided to pursue the position. I will submit my credentials to the search committee appointed by President Kaler," said Stein.

Stein, a Minneapolis attorney, led the successful entry of the Minnesota Timberwolves into the NBA and development of Target Center as CEO/President for both, financing over $200 million at the same time.  He starred for the Gophers' last Big Ten Football Champions, then played eight years in the NFL.  He earned his law degree, graduating in the top 10% of his class, while playing for the Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs.  As a sports attorney, he represented NFL, NBA and NHL players for 10 years after his football career.

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