5. Social Recap:
Cairo SantosReturns Home to Brasilia
With the Kansas City Chiefs in the midst of their summer break, kicker Cairo Santos spent some of the weeks leading up to training camp in his home country of Brazil.
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.
If Berry and the Chiefs aren't able to get a deal done, don't be surprised if a holdout ensues. The safety is due for a big payday. Berry has been to three more Pro Bowls (four) and has the same number of All-Pro selections (two) than the league's highest-paid safety in Harrison Smith. Smith signed a five-year, $51.25 million extension with the Minnesota Vikings in June.
Eric Berry was expecting more progress on contract talks from ProFootballTalk
Berry is both one of the best stories in the NFL (having come back from a cancer diagnosis to become a first-team All-Pro last year) and one of the best safeties in the NFL. He's hoping the Chiefs will pay him accordingly, not just this year but for many more years.
BBQ for Little Rock Olympic Qualifier from Arkansas Matters
Family and friends of a Little Rock man who has qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio are celebrating his achievement.
Jeffery Henderson is a U.S. long jumper...
...He says his goal is to play in the NFL and has a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs after the Olympics.
Remembering Brock Lesnar's wild summer in the NFL from Today's Pigskin
Lesnar's shining NFL moment was on the practice field against the Chiefs.
Lesnar was a favorite among his Minnesota teammates (a team that included Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper) because he worked hard, he was pleasant, and well, he was a pro wrestler. NFL players love pro wrestlers.
To the delight of his teammates, Lesnar took personal offense when one of the Chiefs took a cheap shot at Culpepper, the Vikings' standout quarterback. In a true pro wrestling storyline, Lesnar had revenge in mind.
More than a decade later, former Minnesota's receiver Nate Burleson gleefully recalled what happened:
Rodriguez holds annual camp, hoping to get NFL call from The Hudson Reporter
"The kids had a great time learning from all the pros and especially from ‘The Foot Doctor,'" Rodriguez said. "I was definitely impressed with the turnout. It was a bigger turnout than what I expected. I have to thank Mayor [Nicholas] Sacco for letting us use the field and have people there to help us."
Some of the pro players that were in attendance were Mohamed Sanu of the Atlanta Falcons, the former Rutgers standout receiver, Rod Streater of the Kansas City Chiefs, Nick Williams of the Atlanta Falcons and Kashif Moore of the Kansas City Chiefs. All volunteered their services to help their friend Rodriguez.
"They're all from New Jersey, so they were willing to come up and help," Rodriguez said.