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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/25

Plaid boxers, professional wrestling, and international politics... everything you usually expect in your Kansas City Chiefs news. Happy Weekend!

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Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at OL Zach Fulton from


In 2016, the 24-year-old Fulton will once again look to provide depth and versatility to a young offensive line.

Fulton's ability to play both guard positions and the center position makes him an extremely valuable piece in the Chiefs offensive line room. Photo Gallery: Cairo Santos Goes Home To Brasilia

NFL brothers' book focuses on more than just football from The Kansas City Star

It was a bizarre setting. Mitchell and Geoff Schwartz stood side-by-side, each wearing plaid boxer shorts and suit jackets.

Geoff wore a magenta plaid tie, smirking, and biting into a turkey leg. Mitchell in a striped tie with a football in his hand, side-eyed Geoff in disgust. This, they will tell you, is the quintessential characterization of the Schwartz brothers, who have now both spent time with the Chiefs.

They took plenty of photos that could have covered their new book, "Eat My Schwartz." But this particular one encapsulated much of the brothers' 16-chapter tale on NFL football, food, family, and their Jewish faith.

Former UMaine football star DeVito to join Black Bear broadcasting team from The Bangor Daily News

"I couldn't be more excited to reunite with my Maine Black Bear football family," DeVito said in a statement. "The football program at Maine is on track to achieve greatness under the leadership of Karlton Creech, Jack Cosgrove and Coach Harasymiak and I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of it."

Agent's Take: When one one of the NFL's shrewdest teams starts breaking the bank from CBS Sports

The Eagles are easily the NFL leaders with $177.98 million in 2017 salary cap commitments because of their proactive approach to contracts. The Dallas Cowboysare second with $167.798 million of 2017 cap obligations. The Kansas City Chiefs, who are third with $161.72 million of cap commitments, should overtake the Cowboys if franchise player Eric Berry signs a long-term deal.

The salary cap has risen by approximately eight percent annually over the last couple of years. Continued growth at this rate will put the 2017 cap at approximately $168 million.

NFL monitors Brexit fallout as it considers London expansion from Crain's Detroit Business

A source familiar with the league's thinking said Friday that the NFL remains confident of pro football's growth potential in Britain. That said, the league will continue to monitor the situation, especially how volatile exchange rates affect its business.

Political uncertainty and ambiguity can affect behavior — will fans buy NFL tickets if Britain is plunged into Brexit-fueled recession? It's far too soon to know what will happen, so everyone is locked into a wait-and-see posture...

...No immediate effect is expected for this year's three NFL games in London because they're nearly sold out, and the key media, sponsorship and licensing partnerships already are in place.

Former NFL player has one-stop fitness complex in SJ from The Cherry Hill Courier-Post

The 45,000-square-foot field house has two basketball courts, batting cages, a snack bar, performance area and an 80-yard turf field where Johnson was training about a dozen football players from The Hun School of Princeton, as well as one current NFL player, Kashif Moore, a Burlington Township native who is a wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Moore's family still resides in Burlington Township, so he is back in the area regularly in the offseason and enjoys training at Team85. He ran some routes on Thursday, and also encouraged some of the younger athletes.

NFL Rumor Central: Opposing teams reaching out to Von Miller? from ESPN

All of that said, it would be a shock if Miller sat out all of '16, especially considering recent history. The last franchise-tagged player to sit out an entire season was Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dan Williams in 1998, and he re-signed with K.C. before the start of the following free-agency period. Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Sean Gilbert sat out the 1997 season on the tag and cashed in with the Washington Redskins a year later, but nothing similar has happened since.

One man fantasy mock draft: RBs Bell, Gurley on top from

15. Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs: Charles looked good before blowing out his knee last season, and the fact that he's has multiple ACL tears sine 2011 is a cause for some concern. Still, his rehab has gone well and there's no indication Charles won't be the offensive centerpiece in Kansas City again.

Tony Romo heads most impactful players returning from injury from

6) Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: It's fair to say Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston would have a bigger impact on this team -- as he's recovering from his own ACL surgery -- but there's no way of knowing when he'll actually be on the field. It could be as late as November or December before that happens. Charles, on the other hand, should be ready after tearing the ACL in his right knee in a Week 5 loss to Chicago. The really nice aspect of his return is that the Chiefs can be more selective in how they use him this coming season.

Hall of Famer Shields sharing his knowledge with campers from KSWO

Less than a year after his induction in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former Kansas City Chiefs' star Will Shields is back in Southwest Oklahoma. The Lawton High grad is spending his week in Cache, putting on a two-day football camp.

This morning Shields was teaching the fundamentals to a group of 3rd-8th graders. Tonight it was the high school kids' turn to learn from the best the city of Lawton has ever produced. Nearly 150 athletes showed up for day one of the two-day camp. Shields is hoping to pass on some of the skills and lessons he's learned and perfected over the years.

COLTON UNDERWOOD LEGACY FOUNDATION: Underwood, NFL players score smiles at Children's Hospital from The Morton Times-News

Underwood and eight other NFL and college players visited the Children's Hospital on behalf of Underwood's "Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation" that aims to battle Cystic Fibrosis.

Joining Underwood were Kendrick Foster and Brandon Roberts of the University of Illinois, Mark Sewall and Connor Underwood of Indiana State University, Mike Zimmer of the Seattle Seahawks, Austin Howard of the Oakland Raiders, Mike Liedtke of the New York Jets and James O'Shaughnessy of the Kansas City Chiefs.

#71 Days Until Pitt Football: Bill Maas from Cardiac Hill

Maas was another first-round draft choice for the school, selected in the NFL in 1984 by the Kansas City Chiefs as the fifth overall pick. It didn't take him long to adjust to the pros as he was the Rookie of the Year that season before being named as a two-time All-Pro. After his playing days, he went into broadcasting and real estate.

REGIONAL LEGEND: Tito Santana from The Monitor

"At the time, I had no interest in wrestling," Santana said. "Football was my first love."

After he graduated from West Texas State, Santana signed on to be a part of the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp.

"I was there 10 weeks, as a matter of fact, I started every pre-season game," he said. "Then I got cut. Then I went to Canada and I ended up playing the rest of the season in Canada."

'Ambassador', Cairo Santos celebrates growth of the NFL Chiefs and sees stronger from ESPN Brazil [translated from the original Portuguese]

On Friday (24), the Brazilian kicker Kansas City Chiefs, Cairo Santos, visited the ESPN channels. The visit to Brazil has the air of "diplomatic visit" since now he is the ambassador of the NFL in the country.

"Since I played in college I already saw the football growth in Brazil, and when I turned professional, the Kansas City Chiefs, was the dream of helping the sport grow even more here. Earlier this year the NFL came and said that they wanted to be in this dream together, which greatly helps the sport connection with its growth in Brazil, "said Cairo.

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