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Good morning. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news to carry you into the holiday weekend. Happy Friday!!!

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Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at OL Eric Fisher from Chiefs.com

2016 OUTLOOK

Fisher's continued development and play at left tackle will be key in the overall success the Chiefs have in 2016, and if last year's play was any indication, things are looking up for the offensive line.

"I think it all starts in the run game," Fisher explained. "I thought we did a pretty good job with that last year. Our numbers kind of spoke for themselves on the ground. We're working to get better in our pass protection, keeping Alex (Smith) clean. You definitely want to build that line where D-lines are saying ‘Man, we play the Chiefs this week.'

"Coach Reid's big thing is it all starts in the trenches, and we take that to heart."

Social Recap: Cairo Santos Returns Home to Brasilia from Chiefs.com

Recognized as the first Brazilian-born athlete to play in the NFL, Santos was appointed the country's first league ambassador. Santos' task as ambassador is to help further develop and professionalize American football in the country.

Follow Santos on a tour through the country of Brazil, as he merges the love of futbol with football:

ESPN Audio: Inside The Huddle Chiefs summer preview

AFC West Update: More On Von Miller's Contract Situation, Chiefs Looking For Wide Receiver Depth from Raiders.com

Both the Chiefs and Maclin himself are hoping to see an uptick in wide receiver production top to bottom in 2016. The veteran wide receiver took it upon himself to ensure that's the case as he invited both Wilson and Conley to train with him in Kansas City throughout the offseason.

During their time together, the trio of wide receivers not only worked on building strength and explosiveness, but also worked on the nuances of route running and breaking down film as well.

The Silver and Black's defense will get its first look at the Chiefs Week 6 when Andy Reid and Co. travel to Northern California to take on the Raiders and former cornerback Sean Smith

New Montana Football Hall of Fame sets inaugural induction of 13 on Aug. 12 from The Billings Gazette

"This hall of fame is something that should have been in place for years," said Rick Halmes, Big Huddle chair. "It's not just to honor past EMC players but all of the great accomplishments of past players, coaches and contributors that have helped support the game we all love from across the state."

Big Huddle has discovered more than 100 Montana high school and college players who have played in the NFL/CFL since Butte's Jack McAuliffe debuted in 1926.

The initial 13 inductees:

NFL standouts return to roots at Beaufort High football camp from The Island Packet

A lasting impact, Ron Parker believes, requires a consistent touch.

It's what brought the Kansas City Chiefs safety back to his hometown Thursday, joining fellow NFL defender Devin Taylor in a cameo appearance on the final day of Beaufort High's annual football camp.

And he'll do it again in less than two weeks, on the same field — hopefully instructing some of the same kids — at his own one-day camp.

Top Comeback Player of the Year candidates for 2016 from NFL.com

5) Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: The only running back with a higher career yards-per-carry average than Charles' 5.5 is a fullback who last played two decades before the 1970 NFL merger. Charles rivals Adrian Peterson not only as the best running back of his generation, but also for the most spectacular return from ACL surgery (2012). Can he do it again?

Joe Delaney's legacy still strong, 33 years after he died trying to save others from Yahoo! Sports

Delaney was posthumously honored with the Presidential Citizen's Medal by President Ronald Reagan. The proclamation, which was read aloud at Joe's service: "By this supreme example of courage and compassion, this brilliantly gifted young man left a spiritual legacy for his fellow Americans."

The Chiefs wore a patch on their jerseys that 1983 season to honor their teammate, and though his uniform never has been officially retired by the team no Chief has worn Delaney's No. 37 since. He was inducted into the Chiefs' Ring of Honor in 2004.

Carolyn carries on his husband's memory warmly, especially around this time of year. His three daughters all went to college and entered careers in medicine. Joe has a grandson he never met, Crystal's son Se'darrius, one whom Carolyn swears reminds her of Joe.

And what a noble legacy Delaney carried in those 24 years.

Gabriel: For NFL Teams, No News Is Good News This Time Of Year from CBS Chicago

Take last year for example. At a Fourth of July party, New York Giants All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul nearly lost his hand in a fireworks accident. The injury cost Pierre-Paul nearly half the season, and because of it, he's not the same player.

During July 2015, Carolina receiver Stephen Hill was arrested for having drug paraphernalia in his car. Kansas City defensive back Justin Cox was arrested on a domestic violence charge, and the Chiefs released him the next day.

Ex-Tider, Foley Lion Robert Lester arrested in Gulf Shores from Gulf Coast News Today

Former Alabama and Foley High School football standout Robert Lester was arrested on a domestic violence charge by Gulf Shores Police on June 23, according to an arrest report...

...Lester earned three national championship rings with Alabama in 2009, 2011 and 2012. He played two years with the Carolina Panthers in the NFL but was cut on Sept. 15. He had reportedly tried out with the Kansas City Chiefs but is not currently a roster player or on the practice squad, according to a Chiefs spokesman.

Central Michigan teammates remember Zurlon Tipton for kind, joking nature from M Live

During his four years at Central Michigan, Zurlon Tipton made a name for himself as a power running back who left it all on the football field.

To his teammates and their families, the Sterling Heights native was a lot more than a quality player. He provided a contagious smile and refreshing sense of humor when his peers needed uplifting, making his recent death hard to swallow.

"It's funny, (on Tuesday) I saw my grandma and she out of nowhere brought him up, asking about him," said Eric Fisher, a former CMU teammate now with the Kansas City Chiefs. "Then an hour after, we got the news. He's that guy my whole family would ask about, wondering how Zurlon was doing."

Sports Shorts: Ozen hires football coach from The Texas Examiner

Saturday, July 9, the Babineauxs will host a celebrity all-star basketball game at 5 p.m. at the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College -€” Port Arthur.

Confirmed guests include Kendrick Perkins of the New Orleans Pelicans, former NBA star and current ESPN "The Jump" co-host Stephen Jackson, Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs, former WNBA star Tina Thompson, Danny Gorrer of the Baltimore Ravens and many more.

Teams will be coached by Port Arthur native and hip-hop star Bun B and LeToya Luckett, actress and one of the original members of the Grammy winning R&B group Destiny's Child.

Misconduct and trouble by attacking the Alouettes from RDS [translated from the original French]

Coincidentally, the match took place in front of Marc Trestman. While Carter wants to return to the NFL, this lack of discipline certainly did not please former Alouettes coach who now works as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, was also present in the stands.