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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/23

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the globe (well, the USA and Brazil anyway). Apreciar!

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Chiefs LB Justin Houston Makes "NFL Top 100" List Once Again from

It shouldn't surprise anyone who follows this team that the Chiefs have more players than any other team on this list as they are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball, and that's only further proven by these rankings.

The ninth and final Chiefs player to be named to the list also shouldn't come as any surprise as he has proven to be one of the elite defensive players in the NFL over the past few seasons.

For the fourth time in his career, Justin Houston was honored as he came in at No. 26 on this year's list.

Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at DB Ron Parker from

Before joining the Chiefs as a waiver-wire pickup by general manager John Dorsey before the 2013 season, Parker had been released eight different times by three different teams. He initially came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Newberry College with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011.

Nothing has ever been handed to Parker, and his story is one that can resonate with everyone, regardless of the line of work.

On eight different occasions, Parker was told his dream was over—that he was no longer a professional football player.

Now, just three years after that eighth conversation, Parker sits as a key piece of a defense that has ranked in the top three in scoring over the past two seasons, allowing just 17.8 points per game.

AFC West Q&A: Is Alex Smith good enough to lead the Chiefs to a championship? from ESPN

Eric D. Williams, San Diego Chargers reporter: If Smith is willing to take chances when the game is on the line, specifically in the red zone, Kansas City has a talented enough team to win a championship. It will be important for the Chiefs to win the AFC West and secure home-field advantage at Arrowhead Stadium. The last two times Kansas City has made the playoffs, the Chiefs have lost postseason games on the road. But if they can win enough games to host those contests at Arrowhead with a quarterback like Smith, who doesn't make many mistakes, the Chiefs have enough talent to earn a trip to the Super Bowl.

Ranking the NFL's defensive triplets from 32-1 from ESPN

6. Kansas City Chiefs

LB Justin Houston, CB Marcus Peters, S Eric Berry...

...The good news for the Chiefs is that you could replace Houston in this list with Dontari Poe, Derrick Johnson or Tamba Hali, and they would rank at or around this spot.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Day Dilemmas: Can Travis Kelce overcome Alex Smith? from CBS Sports

However, the last four words in that sentence are exactly why Kelce is an elite tight end: "to open his career." Tight ends just don't contribute much early in their careers. Over the past five seasons, only one tight end managed to record more than 500 yards in each of his first three seasons in the league, and only eight did it twice.

And only two tight ends have record 850-plus yards in their first two NFL seasons. Not in the last five years, mind you. Ever. Mike Ditka, in 1961 and 1962. And Kelce.

São Paulo Football League Semi-Final Round Promise Huge Crowds from American Football International

There will be events throughout the day and the presence of Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL'sambassador to Brazil, Cairo Santos, who plays for the ChiefsSantos will also be holding a football camp on Caninde Stadium on June 25th.

Cairo Santos will receive the title of Honorary Citizen of Brasília from Futebol Americano Brasil [translated from the original Portuguese]

Because of the athlete representative on a global scale, on Thursday (23) at 19 hours in the plenary of the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District , Brazil will have the honor of receiving the title of honorary citizen of Brasilia , which was proposed by deputy Julio Cesar . This award, in addition to symbolize the gratitude of people for brasiliense visibility that the city reaches the figure of Cairo, aims to contribute to the expansion of football on home soil.

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