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Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Though not Chiefs-related, I included an article on The Big Slick Celebrity Weekend that's coming up. Enjoy!

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Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Talks About What Has Surprised Him During OTAs from Chiefs.com

Through the first couple of weeks of OTAs, Chiefs coach Andy Reid spoke about what has surprised him here in his fourth year.

"Everybody knows what they're doing," Reid said. "They go out and they work hard and get it done. You never hear any griping. I think you can work with that from a coaching standpoint. That's pretty enjoyable. They never complain."

While they aren't in pads and there's no contact allowed, the good portion of the work being put in for the players is mental, going through the motions and making sure they understand their assignments, responsibilities and what to do in different situations.

Jamaal Charles Hosts Special Olympics Clinic in Missouri from Chiefs.com

Since Charles spoke at the opening ceremony at the Special Olympics last July, he has continued to develop into a mentor for those in the special needs community, serving as hope for those who may need it.

The official Twitter of the Special Olympics referred to Charles as a "Global Ambassador."

Chiefs Preseason Schedule with Updated Game Times from Chiefs.com

The game against the Los Angeles Rams on August 20, which was originally listed as "TBD" and then later with a 9:00 p.m. CT kick off, has been changed and will now begin at 8:00 p.m. CT.

Here's a look at the final preseason schedule:

Justin Houston Football Camp from JustinHoustonEvents.com

WHEN

Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Statesboro High School - 10 Lester Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

Big Slick 2016 unveils celebrity guests coming to Kansas City from The Kansas City Star

Olivia Wilde, James Marsden, Judy Greer and Kevin Rahm are among the celebrities who will play softball at the K, bowl in Overland Park and raise money as part of the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend next week.

The event — hosted by hometown stars Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner — will mark its seventh year of benefiting the Cancer Center at Children's Mercy on June 17 and 18.

This is the first batch of celebrity guests to be announced, and organizers will release more names in the coming days.

Will their offensive line drag the Chiefs down? from ESPN

Pro Football Focus has again ranked the NFL rosters in terms of talent, and the Kansas City Chiefs come in at No. 9. But that's not the most interesting part of PFF's rankings.

Pro Football Focus writers the Chiefs are set back by their offensive line, suggesting their ranking would be much higher if the line was better. PFF suggests four Chiefs starters who should be replaced and three of them are offensive linemen: tackle Eric Fisher and guards Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The other is inside linebacker Josh Mauga.

That sounds a little bit harsh for an offensive line that, beat up as it was all last season, still played well enough for the Chiefs to be in the top 10 in scoring.

Chiefs seeking better results in two-minute situations from ESPN

"We could be better there,'' Reid said. "Both sides of the ball, we could be better. It's about our working on it and we're doing that. We've got to capitalize on a few [more] situations there.

"It's a matter of just repping it, making sure I'm putting the guys in the right position. We've got to do that. We've got good players and we've got to make sure we've got an opportunity to make plays. It's important that the young guys see enough of the different looks, knowing when we have to get out of bounds, knowing we can score. All of these types of things are involved here and this is a good time to do it, when you can slow it down and work on it.''

Projecting NFL's next big-money contracts from ESPN

Eric Berry

Position: Safety

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Comment: Berry is scheduled to earn $10.8 million this season as the Chiefs' franchise player. Smith's five-year, $51.5 million deal offers the sides a good glimpse at the market value for Pro Bowl safeties.

Tickets For Less, Arrowhead Events sign sponsorship agreement from The Kansas City Business Journal

Overland Park-based Tickets For Less signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Arrowhead Events, the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs that handles all non-National Football League events at Arrowhead Stadium.

Tickets For Less will host a VIP tent in the area between Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium at all events being held at Arrowhead Stadium, including Chiefs games.

Scrappy Moore Female Athlete of the Year finalists specialize in being the best from The Chattanooga Times Free Press

Half of the six finalists for this year's Scrappy Moore Female Athlete of the Year specialized in one sport. But they proved themselves to be the best at their chosen sport.

The finalists are Baylor's Kaleigh Clemons, Signal Mountain's McKenzie Ethridge, Calhoun's Jana Johns, Meigs County's Ashley Rogers, Signal Mountain's Aryn Sanders and Arts & Sciences' Lennex Walker.

The winner will be announced at the annual Times Free Press Best of Preps banquet Thursday evening. Doors open at 5:30, and the guest speaker is former Tennessee All-American and current Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro defensive back Eric Berry.

Vikings sign Harrison Smith to extension making him NFL's top-paid safety from USA Today

Earl Thomas' four-year, $40 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks had been the standard in terms of average per year since he signed it in April 2014. (He and Smith are both represented by the agency Athletes First.) The Kansas City Chiefs' Earl Berry is due $10.806 million under the one-year franchise tag this season.

This week in Raiders History: Al Davis drives 1966 AFL-NFL merger from Silver and Black Pride

Contrary to popular belief, the NFL and not the Davis-led AFL opened settlement discussions. Small-market NFL teams feared Davis' aggressive business acumen and the potential for rising player salaries. Unfortunately, while he was waging a war, AFL owners were more interested in forcing a peace. Dallas Cowboys owner Tex Schramm secretly contacted Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt without Davis' knowledge and a merger agreement was announced June 8, 1966, in New York...

...Handing Rozelle the post and the double dealings by Hunt would lay the foundation for long lasting feuds between the Oakland Raiders, the league and the Chiefs.

No Longer a Saint, NFL Guard Jahri Evans Selling in Louisiana from realtor.com

At 32, Evans shouldn't have any trouble securing another spot on an NFL team. The 10-year veteran has a Super Bowl ring, six Pro Bowls, and four All-Pro selections under his prodigious belt. After the Saints asked to revise his contract (again), Evans refused a pay cut and opted to become a free agent. NFL experts have already pegged the guard as an ideal fit for the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, or Kansas City Chiefs.

Worst Of The Worst: Top Five Terrible Decisions In Steelers' History from Steelers Depot

2. Cutting Johnny Unitas, Trading Len Dawson

The Steelers' track record of draft success prior to Noll was spotty, at best, and they managed to bungle the few successes they had.

Dawson was drafted by the Steelers with the 5th pick in 1957. But he threw only 16 passes with the team over three years, sitting behind the traded-for Bobby Layne a year after Dawson's arrival. Dawson was swapped to the Cleveland Browns for two players for the 1960 season; Junior Wren spent only a year with Pittsburgh while the other, Preston Carpenter, had just three decent years with the team.

The Browns followed suit, dumping Dawson to the Kansas City Chiefs, who saw him win 93 games over 14 years, throw 237 touchdowns, win a Super Bowl, and get inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Chiefs trying to improve offense with clock running down from ProFootballTalk

The Chiefs may not have beaten the Patriots with a more spirited drive in January, but they certainly would have given themselves a better chance at pulling off the upset and anything they can do to improve their chances of avoiding the same fate in the future is going to be time well spent.