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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/26

Good morning!!! An eaqrly edition of Arrowheadlines today so I get get my butt to the lake and test drive my new kayak! Turns out it's a pretty good day for Kansas City Chiefs news considering we are in the darkness between OTAs and Training Camp. Enjoy!

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Murray focused on getting the No. 2 spot with Chiefs from The Telegraph

Aaron Murray got a short break Saturday morning while hosting a football camp at Stratford to around 100 young athletes.

Now that the camp is over, it's time for Murray to get back to work. There is some uncertainly with the backup quarterback situation in Kansas City. Alex Smith is the starter, but Murray and Tyler Bray are battling for the No. 2 spot.

The former Georgia quarterback is optimistic about his future as he enters his third year in the NFL.

"I'm continuing to work all summer long," Murray said of his preparation during the offseason.

Moore, Streater bring it home from The Burlington County Times

Moore will be with the Kansas City Chiefs, his seventh team in four years, when training camp gets underway next month.

Saturday he was at Green Acres Park with Rod Streater, his teammate at Burlington Township and now again in Kansas City, conducting the Catch Your Dream football camp for the third straight year.

Campers put in work at learning every position as they cycled through eight coaching stations set up around the field. Moore, Streater and Willingboro product Dezman Moses, a linebacker for the Chiefs, played the part of roving instructors, moving around at will and jumping into drills to give one-on-one instruction, where it was needed.

Morse gears up for his second season as a Chief from The Columbia Daily Tribune

Mitch Morse didn't wait long for his welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment. It came during an inside run drill at his first padded practice at training camp last year as a Kansas City Chiefs rookie.

Morse was supposed to pull and block a linebacker. Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson greeted Morse.

"Derrick Johnson came and absolutely baptized me under the chin, and I went flying through the air. I just got drilled. Never been hit harder in my life," Morse said. "And at training camp, there's 10,000 people there, and before you can even hit the ground, people are yelling, ‘Oooooh,' and, ‘Ahhhhh,' because I just got crushed. He didn't talk any smack. He just got up and walked back to his huddle.

"I had to pick myself up, and I said, ‘That's a grown-man-football hit. I'm in the league. I better bring it every play.' "

Ex-Tiger Dontari Poe gives back to Wooddale with free camp from The Commercial Appeal

It was important to Poe, a former Memphis defensive lineman who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, to start here. When he launched his nonprofit foundation, Poe Man's Dream, he wanted the first event to be in his neighborhood, in his city.

"Home is where the heart is," Poe said. "I know what these people are going through. I know how everyday life is, because I was just here. I just went to this school (and) graduated in 2008. So I know what it's about."

Poe hosted a free football camp for approximately 200 local children at Wooddale on Saturday through his new nonprofit, which aims to support underserved middle-school and high-school students in Memphis and Kansas City.

Houston hosts free kids camp from The Statesboro Herald

Houston — one of the premier linebackers in the NFL and a graduate of Statesboro High — not only returned to his old stomping grounds, but brought over a dozen of his pro teammates and friends with him. The NFL stars competed in a friendly basketball game Friday night before running a skills camp Saturday morning.

The Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County helped to host both events, which were free for all kids aged 8-18 to attend.

Distance, Time Don't Stop Shields And Friends from The Lawton Constitution

As a kid, Shields wove his bicycle through town and beat paths through city parks with Adrian Lunsford, his best friend, who would eventually become his teammate playing for Madden, an assistant at Lawton High when the Wolverines went 14-0 and won a state championship in 1987.

Their career paths split after that. Shields to Nebraska, then 14 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. Lunsford to Iowa Wesleyan, then an 11-year arena league career. Madden continuing the nomadic life that high school coaches lead.

But it's funny how a circle of friends can tie a place together, or in some ways keep it pieced together, to make the new feel like old again.

NFL Players Instruct Local Kids at Underwood Camp from Central Illinois Proud

"You can see how much this has grown in its second year," said Kansas City Chiefs tight end James O'Shaugnessy. "Having two sessions in one day, with this many people here, it's pretty spectacular from such a small community."

Cairo Santos embraces the opportunity to be an ambassador of American football in Brazil from The Playoffs [translated from the original Portuguese]

On Saturday, the 25th, took place at Caninde the Cairo Santos Camp , organized by the kicker of the Kansas City Chiefs for Brazilian football players, together with the São Paulo Football League.

With more recreational activities, including training field goals , Cairo took the opportunity to again encourage the practice of American sports in his homeland. Over tês thousand players enrolled in the camp but, for logistical reasons, only two hundred were selected to participate in the events in Caninde.

BRAZILIAN ATHLETE OF THE NFL BRAND PRESENCE IN THE ARENA CORINTHIANS from Meu Timao [translated from the original Portuguese]

The Corinthians Arena received an illustrious visit on Saturday night.The Brazilian kicker Kansas City Chiefs, Cairo Santos, attended the alvinegro stadium to cheer for Timão against Santa Cruz, from 21h (GMT), the 11th round of the Championship.

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