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Everything You Need to Know About Day Four of OTAs from

Paylor: When you're working next to a young guy like Parker Ehinger, what are you trying to do?

FISHER: "Yeah, Big Park, man. He's a good guy, working hard out there. I think he's a great addition to our offensive line. It was kind of cool to get next to him and help him out. It's kind of a whirlwind when you get in there with the ones, so anything I can do to help him. We're just shuffling the line around like Coach Reid always does, trying guys in different spots. Just another combination."

Paylor: In general, what can you say to Ehinger before the play to get him on the right path?

FISHER: "There's a difference between communicating before the play and then over communicating. If you're talking when the cadence is going, you're going to miss the snap count. We just try to know what we're doing before we get up there, make as few calls as possible. Mitch (Morse) is doing a great job in the center there and getting us going in the right direction, it all starts with him and we all go off of him. And there's a lot of plays where we don't even need to talk. We're kind of at the point with this offensive line that we're all on the same page. It's going good."

Jeremy Maclin Leads a Group of Young, Promising Playmakers from

Last season didn't end the way he, or anyone else for that matter, wanted.

Jeremy Maclin's debut season in Kansas City ended with him standing on the sideline during the 27-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs.

After spraining his ankle in the 30-0 win over the Houston Texans in the Wild Card round the week before, Maclin tried to play through the injury against the Patriots but managed to play just 34 percent of the offensive snaps.

The injury was too much to play through effectively, and it's something he was asked about when he spoke with the media last week at the beginning of OTAs.

"I'm good now and I think that's the most important thing," he said.

Social Recap: Memorial Day Weekend from

The Chiefs used social media to capture the four-day holiday weekend between OTAs.

From the green, to lakes, to the unofficial start to summer, check out how your Chiefs spent their weekend.

With filming done for dating reality show, Chiefs' Travis Kelce is focused on football from The Kansas City Star

Travis Kelce's whirlwind offseason has come to a close. His focus is on the Chiefs' workout program.

The 26-year old made his first Pro Bowl and became one of the richest tight ends in the league in January, courtesy of a five-year, $46 million extension he signed that same week.

And oh, yeah: Shortly before he reported to the Chiefs for offseason workouts a month ago, he also wrapped up filming of a "dating competition series" on the E! Network called "Catching Kelce," in which 50 women — one from each state — vied for his affections in Los Angeles.

Notebook: Chiefs' Travis Kelce prefers to focus on football, not TV show from Chiefs Digest

So, will the program, which focuses on the 26-year-old tight end attempting to find love, be a hit?

"I'll leave that up to the viewers," Kelce said. "I think it will be a pretty funny show, but I'm more excited for the actual football season than anything else."

Kelce revealed he hasn't seen the final edited version of the show or didn't know when it will air, but it is scheduled to broadcast on E! later in the year.

He also appeared happy with what he accomplished and had no regrets.

"It will be good for myself and it will be entertainment, that's for sure," Kelce said. "It was a good time, that's all I really got to say about it."

Travis Kelce said he won't be changed by publicity from his dating series from ESPN

Kelce, who made the Pro Bowl for the first time last season after catching 72 passes and scoring five touchdowns, promised the publicity he gets from the venture won't affect his football career.

"People are going to look at me differently," Kelce said. "You never get to see the intimate side of a football player. At the end of the day I still make a living playing football.

"I'm 100 percent focused on football. I'm ready to rock and roll."

Chiefs notes: Travis Kelce hoping for best for hometown Cavaliers vs. Warriors in NBA Finals from The Kansas City Star

"As a Cleveland fan, you can't put too much hope in there," Kelce said. "You can just kind of pray that we (pull) it out in six games, when we actually play the sixth game in Cleveland."

Kelce said he went to two games in the Eastern Conference Finals against Toronto, and might try to go to this year's NBA Finals, when the Cavs again square off against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

"I'm an overall basketball fan," Kelce said. "I love Cleveland to death, and I love the Cavs, and I've been to a couple playoff games already, but it's one of those things where I enjoy the game more than who actually wins it."

Travis Kelce not optimistic Cavs can end his hometown's championship drought from ESPN

Told that he sounded like a true Cleveland sports fan, meaning his pessimism is showing through, Kelce said, "I've got this thing down pat."

The NBA Finals tip off Thursday night in Oakland, California. The Cavaliers will try to win Cleveland's first championship in a major professional sport since 1964.

Chiefs rookie Parker Ehinger auditions at No. 1 left guard from The Kansas City Star

Rookie Parker Ehinger was sitting in his position meeting on Tuesday, minding his own business, when he got a bit of good, unexpected news from offensive line coach Andy Heck.

"Coach Heck is kind of switching up the o-line, putting some guys in new positions and everything," said Ehinger, one of the Chiefs' three fourth-round picks this year. "I'm still at left guard, (but I) kind of bumped up and got a chance with the ones and everything."

Ehinger, who is listed at 6 feet 6 and 310 pounds, took the spot of Zach Fulton with the first team in Tuesday's practice, the fourth of 10 voluntary practices this offseason.

Rookie Parker Ehinger gets work at LG with Chiefs' first-team OL from Chiefs Digest

And coach Andy Reid indicated last week he was comfortable with the core starting group on the offensive line when asked about shuffling personnel.

"I don't think it's going to be as much as you've seen in the past," Reid said. "I feel pretty good with that group. It's important that we still get guys in there, so that if something were to happen they can (fill in)."

Meanwhile, the left guard spot, which was vacated when the Chiefs released Ben Grubbs and Jeff Allen left via free agency, is up for grabs.

Ehinger is a prime candidate along with Fulton, Jah Reid and Jarrod Pughsley. But the battle for the starting job remains far from settled and should remain fluid well into training camp.

100 NFL predictions that will frame 2016 season from ESPN

95. Tyler Bray will win the Chiefs' backup quarterback job over Aaron Murray and rookie Kevin Hogan. He's the most talented of the bunch, and the fact that he began offseason practice in that role indicates the Chiefs would like him to win this position battle. -- Adam Teicher

Alex Smith to host football camp in K.C. area from The St. Joseph News-Press

Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith will host his third annual youth football camp June 3-4 at Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kansas.

The Chiefs signal caller will be on site to direct the event that will feature prep and college coaches from the area. The camp is open to all boys and girls between first and eighth grade and the cost is $199.

Chiefs' Peters steps into leadership role from Lindy's Sports

Twelve months later, the Chiefs don't have any worries about Peters, not after a rookie season that saw him tie for the league lead with eight interceptions and win Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Rather than concerned about his personality and his transition to the NFL, they are now looking at him in the role of a leader in a secondary filled with youngsters.

"I lead by example," said Peters, 23. "I do the right things. I make sure I stay out of trouble off the field. I make sure I handle my business on the field. And, if they have any questions, I'm here to help them; everything that EB (Berry) and Sean gave to me, I can just give it back to them."

Andy Reid says Peters has plenty to give.

NFL player Eric Berry advises south Fulton scholar-athletes from

They heard several speakers including NFL comeback player of the year and Fairburn native Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs.

He shared his story of determination in overcoming cancer.

He also encouraged the students to dream and to stay focused on pursuing their dreams in spite of obstacles.

Summer School: Understanding the 4-3 defense from Big Blue View

4-3 "Over" Front

In response to evolving offensive schemes, defensive schemes had to evolve as well. One of the driving forces behind the transition to the "Over" and "Under" fronts we know today was Hank Stram, head coach of the AFL Kansas City Chiefs. Stram's innovation seems simple and obvious today, but by shading the defensive tackles to one side of the offensive formation or the other, he was able to pressure offenses and adapt in ways that previous defenses couldn't.

NFL great Tony Gonzalez named El Viento ambassador from The Log

"We are fortunate and thankful to have the support of Tony and October," said Colleen Mensel, president and CEO of El Viento. "Now we'll be able to do even more to prepare underserved children for college."

El Viento, established in 1997, starts with 25 underserved fourth graders each year from the Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach and works with them all the way into college. Students receive educational support and engage in enrichment activities such as swimming and sailing. By participating in the program through high school, they earn a college scholarship.

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