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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/24

Happy Friday!!! Here's some Kansas City Chiefs news to get you through the final part of the week. Enjoy.

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Chiefs Safety Eric Berry Wins Prestigious George Halas Award from

Here's an explanation of what the award means, per the PFWA website:

"The Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. The award is named for Halas, a charter member (1963) of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who was associated with the Chicago Bears and NFL from their inception in 1920 until his death in 1983 as an owner, manager, player and promoter. Halas won 324 games and six NFL titles in 40 seasons as a coach."

Berry overcame plenty of adversity to earn the second All-Pro honor of his six-year NFL career in 2015.

Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at RB Spencer Ware from


After the 2015 season, Ware and West were awarded multi-year contract extensions on the very same day—March 31.

Ware joins a 2016 running back room with the returning Charles, West and a four-year Chiefs veteran in Knile Davis.

WR Rod Streater Visited iFLY With High Aspiration Students in Kansas City from

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rod Streater continued his community efforts on Tuesday morning by taking a group of about 20 students from the High Aspirations program to iFLY Kansas City.

The staff at iFLY taught the students about the atmosphere before allowing them to simulate real sky diving in its on-site chamber.

At the event, Streater went up in the air right along with the students.

Rick Burkholder's Professional Life Defined by Seized Opportunities from

The vision may not have been clear in his mind at 12 years old, but according to Kansas City Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder's father, Richard, also known as "Burk," there was a specific moment in which he knew his son would be following his same career path.

It's a path that for him, spans more than a half-century in one location—Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania, where the elder Burkholder has spent the past 56 years developing the next generation of athletic trainers.

In addition to working as the high school's trainer, Burk also helped develop the local community college's athletic training courses and taught there once a week for more than 30 years.

Why your Chiefs optimism should start with Mitchell Schwartz from The Kansas City Star

Schwartz is the most important improvement the Chiefs made in the offseason following their first playoff win in a generation. In some ways, particularly with the team trading out of the draft's first round, he represents the only obvious and external bump in talent.

He is here to play right tackle, and brings a reputation as one of the best at his position. Last year, Pro Football Focus rated him as the NFL's second-best right tackle. Considering where the Chiefs are coming from, the addition of Schwartz means going from one of the worst three right-tackle situations in football to one of the best three.

Mailbag: Setting the table for Chiefs training camp from Chiefs Digest

Let's start with left guard because the position offered an interesting development during OTAs and minicamp.

Third-year pro Zach Fulton started off at left guard the first three days of OTAs, but then gave way to rookie Parker Ehinger, who didn't give up the spot the final seven days of OTAs and three days of minicamp.

Ehinger got plenty of repetitions with the starting unit during offseason workouts and that raises optimism. But it is still too early at this stage of the summer to determine who will be the guy when the Chiefs take the field for the season opener on Sept. 11.

Full pads and contact will go a long way in settling the position. And keep in mind Ehinger will face competition from the likes of Fulton, Jah Reid or Jarrod Pughlsey.

Ranking the playing careers of all 32 NFL head coaches from ESPN

20. Andy Reid | Kansas City Chiefs

Position, top level played: Offensive line, FBS

Reid was a 233-pound tackle during his time at Brigham Young from 1978-80. After transferring from junior college, he redshirted in 1978 because of a knee injury and served as a backup in 1979. In 1980, he saw some action on a line that protected BYU quarterback Jim McMahon. Reid joined the school's coaching staff upon graduation in 1981.

Something you might not know: At age 13, Reid appeared live on Monday Night Football in 1971 as part of a punt, pass and kick competition. (A must-see search on Youtube for the video of Reid.)

Initial prediction of Chiefs' 53-man roster heading into training camp from Chiefs Digest

QUARTERBACKS (3): Alex Smith, Kevin Hogan, Aaron Murray

OUTLOOK: Rookie Kevin Hogan was the second-best quarterback during spring practices, showing touch, velocity, anticipation and accuracy. The fifth-round selection did not get the same amount of snaps as Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray, but Hogan made the most of his time and showed tremendous promise.

Murray struggled to see over the line of scrimmage and had inaccurate passes because of it. The third-year pro's deep passes either had a wobble or were typically underthrown, leading to inconsistent performances throughout the spring.


Allowing for this to happen for one year is a loophole the league is providing to the Chiefs since otherwise they would have to "give up cities that matched that (St. Louis) population" per league rules.

The Cheifs [sic] have yet to announce any local broadcasting partner for St. Louis.

Ex-Hurricanes, NFL TE Richard Gordon arrested on battery charges from The Palm Beach Post

A police report obtained by NBC 6 Miami said Gordon, an NFL journeyman who was waived by the Denver Broncos in May, had an AR-15 assault rifle on the seat of his car, with two magazines of ammunition and a small amount of marijuana.

Gordon reportedly intended to shoot up the Office strip club after he had a confrontation there the night before. His girlfriend said he hadn't slept in days.

Princeton product and Chiefs RB Spencer Ware hosts event for local kids from FOX 19 Now

Once a high school football star just up the road in Sharonville at Princeton High School, Spencer Ware, the Cincinnati native who is now a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, made a visit back home to the town where he grew up this week to pay tribute to a group of 30 lucky kids from the Winton Recreational Center.

Justin Britt returns to Lebanon for camp — and a new position from The Springfield News-Leader

Along with the camps, Britt's weekend home will include his annual celebrity softball food drive on Saturday night at Lebanon High School's baseball field which is scheduled to include Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and former Pro Bowl tight end and Super Bowl champion Byron Chamberlain.

Former SEC stars to appear on celebrity game show from SEC Country

Ever wanted to see how some former SEC standouts would perform on Family Feud? Well, now you can.

Several former SEC standouts are set to appear on two different episodes of the ABC television show, according to The first episode airs Sunday, June 26, with the second airing on July 3.

The contestants are broken up into four teams: AFC Defense, AFC Offense, NFC Defense and NFC Offense.

Representing the AFC Defense team will be former Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, former South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram, A.J. Hawk (Cincinnati Bengals), Tamba Hali (Kansas City Chiefs) and Malcolm Smith (Oakland Raiders).

NBA draft picks in the NFL? It's pretty rare, exclusive company from Yahoo! Sports

Did you know that John Havlicek was in the Cleveland Browns' training camp in 1962? Or that Wilt Chamberlain was offered a contract by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1966 (even if it was more of a publicity stunt)? Or that Carl Lewis was drafted in both the NBA (10th round, by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, the same year they picked Michael Jordan) and NFL (12th round, 1984, by the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver)?

Idol NFL player created in Brasilia is honored in Mexico City from Metropoles [translated from the original Portuguese]

Neymar, Pele, Ronaldo, Zico, Romario, Ronaldinho. The list of Brazilian footballers who shone in international fields is great. But you know Cairo Santos? He is also a star of the football. But football in question is another American. The 24 year old is one of the stars of the Kansas City Chiefs team National Football League (NFL).

President Santos said that Tsunami "may surprise" in the semi SPFL from The Playoffs [translated from the original Portuguese]

In the other semifinal of SPFL, Lusa Lions and Corinthians Steamrollers face each worth place in the final. Recalling that whoever the games can in Caninde monitor the presence of Cairo Santos , Brazilian kicker Kansas City Chiefs.Who is the game also compete for prizes such as travel to attend a match of the NFL; official shirt of the New England Patriots; football equipment; and so on!

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