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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/19

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Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at CB Marcus Peters from

From the first day in pads at training camp, to the first snap of his career, to the first home game, to the first playoff game and first Pro Bowl game of his career, Peters had interceptions and pass breakups in each of those instances.

Now he's looking at bringing that same ability to the defense this year.

"It's a new year every year, so you come into it with the same mentality -€” I want to ball, I want to go out there and make sure my presence is felt on the field," Peters said about following up his impressive rookie season. "I want to make sure I earn respect each and every play, each and every down throughout the whole year.

"I'm just going to take it with the same mentality as last year."

Chiefs Announce Special Events for 2016 Chiefs Training Camp Presented by Mosaic Life Care from

The Kansas City Chiefs are excited to announce the events planned for the 2016 Chiefs Training Camp presented by Mosaic Life Care. Camp will take place in St. Joseph, Missouri, at Missouri Western State University, from Saturday, July 30 until Thursday, August 18. All guests are welcome. A full schedule of camp practices and other camp details are available at

First Open Practice (Saturday, July 30)

To launch training camp the Kansas City Chiefs will have a 3:30 p.m. practice followed by a full-team autograph session. Bleacher and hillside seating are available. If planning for hillside seating pack a blanket or bag chair. Fans, be sure to grab the official Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Guide for information about the team's stay in St. Joseph and to collect autographs. Admission for the event is $5 per person. Children ages three and under are admitted for free.

The Chiefs Annual Style Lounge to be Featured in Kansas City Fashion Week from

Kansas City Fashion Week featuring the Kansas City Chiefs Style Lounge
Thursday night - October 13 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Kiana Godsey - Overland Park, KS
Keefe Cravat - Kansas City, MO
Mackeh Jewelry - Overland Park, KS
Barbara Bultman Designs - St. Louis, MO
Roger Figueroa - Olathe, KS

In addition to these five designers showing their full Spring/Summer 2017 collections throughout the evening, all 32 designers showing throughout this fall's Kansas City Fashion Week will be invited to participate in a "Chiefs Design Challenge." One participating designer will win a $1,000 grant from the Chiefs, selected by a panel that evening.

Chiefs training camp guide, 2016: Where, when, events ... and how to meet players from The Kansas City Star

On top of those autograph sessions, the Chiefs have added two social media days to the docket for this year's camp. The social media days, on July 31 and Aug. 5, will include T-shirt and prize giveaways as well as a photo-booth station and deals on merchandise. The Social Media Club of Kansas City will also be on hand for the social media days.

The Chiefs will hold three Tailgate Tuesday events, too. On these days — Aug. 2, 9 and 16 — the first 1,000 fans in attendance will take home Chiefs-themed tailgating gifts. On Aug. 2, it's bottle-opener sunglasses; on Aug. 9, a Chiefs basting brush; and on Aug. 16, a Chiefs Kingdom tailgating apron.

Potential Eric Berry absence puts Chiefs defense in even tighter spot from ESPN

The chances of safety Eric Berry sitting out the 2016 season rather than playing for the Kansas City Chiefs seem slim. Berry has overcome too much, is playing too well, enjoys playing football too much and has too much to gain a year from now to think that not signing his one-year contract offer worth about $10.8 million is a realistic option.

But until Berry puts pen to paper, there remains a chance the Chiefs have to do without him this year. That's a grim thought for the franchise.

If Berry isn't with the Chiefs for their Sept. 11 season-opener against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City could be without three of its top defensive players from last season. Cornerback Sean Smith departed in free agency to the Oakland Raiders and linebacker Justin Houston probably won't be fully recovered after his offseason knee surgery.

‘Catching Kelce,' dating show starring Chiefs tight end, will hit the airwaves Oct. 5 from The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs' bye week this fall is Oct. 9, but you won't have to wait two weeks to see at least one team member.

Tight end Travis Kelce's dating show "Catching Kelce," will debut on Oct. 5 on the E! Network. According to a news release, Kelce is "trying a whole new offense when it comes to the game of love! Fifty eligible women, including former WAGS (wives and girlfriends of sports stars), sports royalty, social media stars, entrepreneurs, hometown sweethearts and fitness models from across the United States, will be invited to Los Angeles as this fun-loving athlete searches for that special someone to become his lifelong ‘teammate.' "

NFL Superstar Travis Kelce Set for CATCHING KELCE on E!, 10/5 from Broadway World

In the supersized premiere episode, 50 eligible women will assemble at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where they will have only 60 seconds to make a lasting first impression on one of the NFL's most sought after bachelors. From there, Travis will have to quickly narrow the dating pool from 50 women down to 20 before they are able to move into their lavish Los Angeles mansion. Once moved in, Travis and his boys will be deciding who stays in the house and who is sent home packing.


Just in case you were worried about his mental and physical burden, Kelce will be getting some help from his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, and his manager, Aaron Eanes. Oh, and the first episode is 90 minutes, so he'll presumably have some more time to mull over deciding who stays and who goes.

Fancy a fumble with Travis Kelce? from Monsters & Critics

E! has created a reality show for this all-American handsome gridiron star as he heads to his fourth season with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In fact, this is an extreme bachelor dating competition as 50 women are set to try and win his heart on television. In an UnREAL ode to finding well-produced love moments, we get to see if Kelce can surpass Brady as the NFL hunk everyone gabs about.

The NFL's best slot receivers, No. 8: Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs from Sports Illustrated

Maclin, who worked with head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 2009 through '12, rejoined Reid in Kansas City in '15 to provide Alex Smith with a legitimate No. 1 receiver, posting a career-high 87 catches on 128 targets for 1,088 yards.

2016 NFL Season Preview: Kansas City Chiefs from Real GM

Five Key Questions

- How well does the new-look secondary come together?

The secondary was one of the best, most impactful units in the entire league last season. However, two starters must be replaced.

Safety Husain Abdullah and corner Sean Smith are both gone. Abdullah retired, while Smith defected to the rival Raiders. Neither hole will be easy to fill.

Fortunately, the two returning starters are both very impressive.

Another all-time great proves pettiness pays from The San Francisco Examiner

"The story that I heard, and I don't know if it's true or not, was that Mike Nolan said that when he saw Alex open the car door for his mom, he knew that was the quarterback he wanted," Rodgers revealed.

"I just laugh at stories like that because it has nothing to do with being a quarterback."

School, Big 12 agree: Baylor has sullied conference from The Kansas City Star

Monday, the university followed the media to Dallas to introduce the first replacement who isn't an interim. The Mack Rhoades rollout went about as well as it could have. He hit the right notes, no small consolation to Missouri, the school he jumped after a stay of less than 15 months.

Some at Mizzou signaled to not let the door hit Rhoades on the way out. Chiefs wide receiver and former Tigers great Jeremy Maclin took to Twitter last week to express his thoughts when he tweeted, "I normally don't speak on stuff like this but glad Mack left ... we are a different breed in Como. It's family first he lacked that mentality."

AFC West won't be a cakewalk for Broncos to win sixth consecutive division title from The Denver Post

While the rest of the NFL was snatching players from the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos, the Raiders, Chiefs and Chargers were loading up to overtake them. Kansas City has been the toughest competition for the Broncos of late, having finished second in the division each of the past three seasons. The Chiefs' top free-agent signing is offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz. They drafted Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones, who should be an immediate contributor.

But the Chiefs' biggest additions will be the return of their best players — running back Jamaal Charles and outside linebacker Justin Houston — whose 2015 seasons were shortened because of knee injuries.

County nominates three for Sports Complex Authority from The Blue Springs Examiner

Jackson County legislators have nominated three people to the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority, including a current member and a past member.

Governor Jay Nixon is expected to pick one of the three sometime in the coming weeks.

County legislators last week had nominated businessman Bill Brown as well as business owner and former Kansas City Chiefs player Deron Cherry, a member of the commission whose term was to have run through last Friday.

RGIII admires Chiefs DB Eric Berry from 247 Sports

RGIII admires Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry, who successfully defeated lymphoma cancer and earned his way back to the NFL Pro Bowl.

HILLSBOROUGH: College students share accomplishments from

Jacob Gomolka of Hillsborough was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Syracuse University, where he is a sports management major with a minor in marketing. This completes three full years of this honor. Jacob is currently working his final capstone as a production and game entertainment intern with the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2016 season.

2016 fantasy football defense rankings from Sporting News

6. Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs did it all last season, and despite some losses to their secondary, Marcus Peters and his eight INTs return. This defense is still loaded up front and should challenge for the most sacks in the league, which helps it be consistent week-in and week-out.

Kevin Bryant assists NFL players with football camps from The Moberly Monitor Index

Bryant said the one-day camps held on a Saturday or Sunday are divided into two sessions. Children age 8-13 attend a four-hour camp in the morning while athletes age 14-18 participate in a more rigorous session in the afternoon for four hours.

"These guys are all giving back to the communities where they grew up and attended high school. Each of them gave me a call, asking me to come and help them and I've been helping them for three summers now," said Bryant. "My responsibilities for Justin Britt at the Lebannon camp was to work with the offensive and defensive line. For Markus Golden, I worked with defensive backs and wide receivers. Jeremy Maclin had me helping out just about everywhere, filling in a hole where assistance was needed at his camp held at Kirkwood."

Hutton: Penn State kicker Sam Ficken, a Valparaiso grad, hopes for NFL call from The Chicago Tribune

In 2015, Ficken was one of just three kickers invited to the NFL combine camps, according to Mark Hoffman, who coached him at Valparaiso.

Ficken wasn't drafted, but he did get an invitation to the Kansas City Chiefs' minicamp last year.

It went well. He made over 90 percent of his kicks in camp, but that was it. There was no invitation to training camp.

And there were no midseason calls from teams for a tryout.

That was frustrating because all Ficken wants is a chance to make it.

Ranking all-time New Orleans Saints head coaches: No. 9, Hank Stram from Sports NOLA

There is no doubt that Stram was an outstanding NFL coach. His crowning glory came in New Orleans, at Super Bowl IV, when his Kansas City Chiefs shocked the heavily favored (12 points) Minnesota Vikings 23-7 on Jan. 11, 1970.

Stram's colorful personality became folklore to NFL fans as he agreed to be wired, with a microphone for the game. His comments have been replayed thousands of times over the years, indicating his confidence in his team and delighting in their ability to execute the game plan.

Stram followed up the Super Bowl win with four consecutive winning seasons, including a Divisional playoff game and memorable overtime loss to Miami on Christmas Day in 1971, but could not reach the previous success. After the Chiefs slipped to 5-9 in 1974, Stram was fired after 15 years on the job and 124 victories.

Quebec in the NFL: Super Bowl in the viewfinder from Le Journal de Quebec [translated from the original French]

"It's normal that at the beginning of a career, you think first of all depending on your personal goals for your place quietly.

"This year, I went to have goals related to the team. I want the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. This is my third year and my sense of belonging towards the organization is becoming stronger, "noted Duvernay-Tardif, who will soon be off to the capital of barbecue, which will be motion training camp on July 29.

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