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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/20

Good morning! Apologies for my hit-and-miss posting recently. Crazy busy at work and travelling a lot. Thanks to Joel for covering when he can! Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

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Countdown: Best Chiefs Media of the Week from

2. ARTICLE: Mitch Schwartz's Puppy Has More Followers Than Him and Probably You

Cupcake has nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram.

"My fiancé Brooke started the Instagram page after we got the dog and clearly, I named him Cupcake," Schwartz said recently. "It's a boy, yes, so obviously I named him because it's one of the great desserts. I made sure to name him Cupcake and give him a pink travel case and leash. It kind of started as something to do and instead of having to send pictures to a bunch of people, she created an Instagram."

Brooke, who posts new photos of Cupcake nearly every day using the handle "cupcake.the.pom," captions the photos as if Cupcake were speaking for himself. READ

Chiefs staying cautious with Jamaal Charles, Justin Houston from ProFootballTalk

Two of the Chiefs' best players are recovering from torn ACLs, and the team is being cautious with both.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said outside linebackerJustin Houston and running back Jamaal Charles are both doing well, but Houston definitely won't be ready for the start of training camp and Charles may be eased into camp.

Players stay fit in offseason from The Washington Post via The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Speaking of starving, or at least watching what we eat, that subject came up frequently, so I also talked to an NFL nutritionist. Leslie Bonci, who advises the Kansas City Chiefs and spent more than two decades with the Pittsburgh Steelers, said she's trying to get players to think of a different type of "performance-enhancing diet."

" ‘Nutrition' is a turnoff for people," she told me by phone. "It means ‘things I don't like.' " She said that because "football players want to perform better," framing healthy food as "fuel" for "their internal equipment" produces a better response.

Pascagoula High receives four Super Bowl gold footballs from Gulf Live

For Thomas it as a bit of a family affair Saturday night. Not only was he recognized for playing in a Super Bowl, but so was his uncle Jim Marsalis. In addition, his brother Norris Thomas and Marsalis were members of the 2016 HOF class as well.

James "Jim" Marsalis, a 1946 graduate of Carver High School, participated in Super Bowl IV with the Kansas City Chiefs. Lynn Thomas, a 1977 PHS grad, was in Super Bowl XVI with the San Francisco 49'ers. Richard Harvey, a 1985 PHS grad, was in Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII with the Buffalo Bills. Terrell Buckley, a 1989 PHS grad, was in Super Bowl XXXVI with the New England Patriots.

ULM "22 for 22" countdown: Pat Dennis from The Monroe News Star

Dennis' ballhawking made him a first team All-Independent and All-Louisiana selection in 1998.

Following his junior season, Dennis declared for the NFL Draft and was selected in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs. He went on to spend four years in the pro football ranks with the Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Washington Redskins.

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