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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/8

Good morning. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Hopefully, a distraction from the more important, and often tragic real world.

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Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at LB Derrick Johnson from

After missing nearly all of 2014, Johnson returned to lead the defense with 116 (95 solo) tackles and he also recorded 4.0 sacks.

Johnson made franchise history against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football during Week 3 last season, when he recorded the 999th and 1000th tackle of his career.

Johnson broke the record with a tackle of running back James Starks midway through the third quarter.

"It's going to speak for itself," Johnson said of the record. "It's going to answer the questions if you're questioning if I'm tough, if I'm consistent and if I'm reliable. It's a blessing just to get to that point where you say, 'Man, I have a chance to be at the top of that list.'

Chris Conley, Serena Williams and others express outrage over Philando Castile shooting from The Kansas City Star

On Wednesday night, a police officer in Minnesota shot and killed Philando Castile, a 31-year-old black man. A video reportedly of the aftermath was shown on Facebook Live. That incident came a day after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, La. There was video of that shooting.

A number of athletes, including Chiefs players and current and former Kansas and Mizzou athletes, took to Twitter to express their outrage.

AFC West Q&A: Minus QBs, which team in division has the best skill players? from ESPN

Paul Gutierrez, Oakland Raiders reporter: 1. Broncos: Hard to go against the champs, even if their Lombardi Trophy was claimed on the strength of their defense. But with two 1,000-yard receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, a pair of running backs with 12 combined rushing TDs and a rehabbing pass-catching tight end in Jeff Heuerman, well, there it is. Even if the two QBs who generated that offense are now gone. Still, we were told to remove QBs from the equation. 2. Raiders: Crazy, right?

Former Chiefs hold special teams camp from Catch It Kansas

Former Chiefs punter Louie Aguiar held his 13th annual Southwest Kansas Kicking Camp Thursday on the Cimarron football field. He and former Chiefs kicker Kelly Goodburn taught kids from around the area about how to properly kick, punt, long snap and other aspects of special teams play.

"I love it, just coming out here," Aguiar said. "You see the kids eyes light up, ‘oh they play for the Chiefs'."

Goodburn, who played for the Chiefs from 1987-1990, has led the camp the last three years in Aguiar's absence while he assumed his Assistant Special Teams Coach position with the New York Jets

Top five RB classes of all-time: Will Fournette and Co. join list? from

There might not be any all-time greats in the 2008 running back class, but it's probably the deepest class in NFL history. It was clear the group was going to be fantastic when you considered that seven of the top eight rushers in college football in 2007 were picked in the top three rounds of the following spring's draft. The 2008 group has produced more than 50,000 career rushing yards, seven backs with 5,000 yards each, five Pro Bowlers and 323 touchdowns scored -- and that's just among those selected in the first three rounds. And they're not done yet! Forte, Johnson, McFadden and Stewart ranked among the top 17 rushers in the league last season.

Chiefs' Kenny Cook: Has surgery to repair torn quadriceps Thursday from Rotowire

Cook had surgery Thursday to repair a torn quadriceps, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Lineman Camp Taking Registration Online from Noozhawk

Pro Football Hall of Famer Will Shields, a longtime offensive guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, will be a guest instructor at the camp. Shields blocked for star running backs like Marcus Allen, Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens don't possess a top defensive line from Baltimore Beatdown

Not being top five is clearly understandable. Hell, I'm okay with not landing in the top 10. Baltimore cannot stack up to 10, the Miami Dolphins. Miami has Ndamukong Suh, Mario Williams and Cameron WakeBrandon Williams, Timmy Jernigan andLawrence Guy don't outproduce these names. It doesn't help we don't run 4-3, and outside linebackers are not included in the list.

Baltimore should however be mentioned at twelfth on the list, pushing Kansas City out of the last spot talked about.

The official sport drink from [translated from the original Spanish]

The sporting success of the drink continued beyond The Gators. In 1969, Graves suggested to coach Kansas City Chiefs, a team from the NFL, his players should drink Gatorade to combat the strong sun of Missouri. Following his advice, the Chiefs decided to drink soda throughout the season and Super Bowl IV champions consecrated themselves, defeating Minnesota Vikings in the final.

Laurent Delphine Marilou ... The Duvernay-Tardif, a sporting family from ICI Radio-Canada [translated from the original French]

It was enough for Marilou tried her luck. She presented at the Olympic Basin in Montreal to undergo a battery of physical tests. The former gymnast résussi all standards to join the program.

Her brother Laurent plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL and her sister Delphine is illustrated in cross country skiing. All factors that make a good candidate for Marilou Rowing to the podium

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