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Good morning! How is it only Tuesday?? Ugh. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

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Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at DL Jaye Howard from Chiefs.com

He was a member of the "Magnificent Seven," which were the seven players picked up on the waiver wire by Kansas City Chiefs general manager before the start of the 2013 season.

Defensive lineman Jaye Howard, who originally entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 out of the University of Florida, was given an opportunity to thrive in Kansas City after playing sparingly as a rookie for the Seahawks.

Four of those seven players—Howard, linebacker Dezman Moses, cornerback Marcus Cooperand safety Ron Parker—are still on the roster three years later.

Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at FB Anthony Sherman from Chiefs.com

During his three-year career in Kansas City, the "Sausage," as he has been nicknamed by head coach Andy Reid, has compiled 260 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns receiving while playing a vital role on special teams.

Over the last three seasons, Sherman leads the Chiefs in special teams tackles with 31. The next highest tackle total during that time period is Frank Zombo with 20.

Sherman, despite being an offensive player, remarkably tied for second in the league in forced fumbles in 2014 with 4.

Chiefs.com Photo Gallery: Anthony Sherman Highlights

Chiefs on the NFL Top "100 List" from Chiefs.com

#91
TRAVIS KELCE
TIGHT END

After his first Pro Bowl season, Travis Kelce came in at No. 91 following a year in which he caught 72 passes for 875 yards and 5 touchdowns.

He has proven to be one of the NFL's up-and-coming stars at the tight end position.
Kelce signed a multi-year contract extension this offseason.

Offseason workouts with Jeremy Maclin pay off for Chiefs' Chris Conley and Albert Wilson from The Kansas City Star

"Chris!" Jeremy Maclin said on the other end. "What are you doing?"

"Nothing," Conley replied.

Maclin planned to work out at the Chiefs' training facility in the offseason. He told Conley that if he really wanted to be a great wide receiver, he'd get on a flight to Kansas City.

"He was like ‘You're coming back,' " Conley said.

Conley didn't have a place to live in Kansas City, but Maclin offered to let him stay in his home. The decision was simple.

"If that guy calls you," Conley remembers his father saying, "you don't tell him no."

AFC West Q&A: Can the Chargers go from worst to first in the AFC West? from ESPN

For the Chargers to do that, they can't get swept in their six divisional games, as they did in 2015. Even that meager prospect sounds like a stretch at this point. Perhaps they can steal one from the Broncos, who face the Chargers twice within a three-week period in October. Both of San Diego's final two home games are against AFC West rivals, on Dec. 18 against the Raiders and Jan. 1 against the Chiefs. If the Chargers can't get it done by then, there's always 2017.

The Chiefs haven't had much to cheer about since Super Bowl IV from CBS Sports

Back in May the NFL writers and editors at CBSSports.com gathered together to discuss the key figures and moments of every NFL franchise in the Super Bowl era. Before long we were discussing every team's best and worst moments, along with their most-hated players and coaches, as well as some of the more bizarre things each team has been involved in. That spirited discussion produced this series -- the Good, Bad, Ugly and, sometimes, Bizarre moments for every team. We continue with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Aaron Murray gives his take on UGA quarterback competition from The Telegraph

The Telegraph: Entering your third year with the Chiefs, do you get a chance to follow Georgia?

Aaron Murray: Oh yeah, as much as I can. When we have home games, we usually have Saturday afternoons off before we have to go to the hotel. So I can watch the games and sometimes we have satellite TV on the plane and I can watch games. I'm always on my phones checking scores regardless.

Tom Kelly, another great iconic sports voice of the past, is gone from The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Although the NFL season is still months away, this is the time of year young players -€” notably those recently drafted -€” are trying to make an impact and be noticed by coaches and team management. Colton's Daniel Sorensen is a classic case and, after two years on the Kansas City Chiefs roster, he's working for a starting job in the secondary.

Sorensen joined the Chiefs in May 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young. He spent half of the season on the practice squad, but has steadily improved since the 2014 season that defensive coordinator Bob Sutton is of the opinion he can challenge for a starting role this fall. Prior to the 2015-2016 season, Sorensen was voted a special teams captain.

Colquitt does it for smiles from 247 Sports

His wife, Christia, had just graduated from dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005, and his mother, Ann, was a dental assistant. So when Bill Busch reached out to Colquitt about a new charity, Team Smile, Colquitt naturally was intrigued.

On Monday, in the 10th year of the program, Colquitt again brought Team Smile to his hometown and into the venue, Neyland Stadium, that launched him to an Pro Bowl NFL career.

Preparing for his 12th season with the Kansas City Chiefs, who drafted the former Tennessee standout with the 99th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, Colquitt acknowledged big dreams for the brainchild program of Busch, a Kansas City dentist, but had not envisioned this near-league wide involvement.

Cairo Santos is signing with Brazilian fans from Terra Brasil [translated from the original Portuguese]

On Monday, 27 / 06, the player took part in a signing session at a Shopping in Rio de Janeiro. Large and with fans of all ages line. The engineering student, Andre Valverde (22), was present at the Camp in Sao Paulo and not let go the meeting in Rio. "It was an amazing and very cool opportunity. Cairo was very .. humble and considerate of all He represents us very well and was a pleasure to meet you, "said Andrew.