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How much is too much for Dontari Poe?

By Adam Teicher

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"Pro Bowl nose tackle Dontari Poe was so valuable to the Kansas City Chiefs last season he rarely came out of the lineup. Pass situation or run, first quarter or fourth, close game or blowout and Poe was on the field for the Chiefs.

Poe - That's not strange for a linebacker like Derrick Johnson or a defensive back such as Eric Berry. But Poe goes well over 300 pounds and it's unusual for a player of his size to see so much playing time…" READ MORE…

Top Derrick Johnson Photos

Top shots of the Chiefs LB, Derrick Johnson from the 2013 season.

Summer Snapshot: Kansas City Chiefs

By Eric Karabell

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"Summer is here, and the NFL preseason games will be underway before you know it. As teams train and hold camps, let's analyze what fantasy owners should be looking for in the next few months. Join the conversation on Twitter: #FantasySnapshot

What's new? Well, the second offseason of the Andy Reid era was a pretty quiet one, leading many observers to predict the Chiefs are due for major regression this year. After all, the Chiefs went from two wins and the first overall draft pick to 11 wins and a playoff berth (watch out for this year's Houston Texans!), but even that was misleading since the team lost six of its final eight, including the playoff game, after a 9‐0 start. The offensive line protecting Alex Smith lost several key pieces and wide receiver help was not brought in. If the Chiefs are going to win double‐digit games again, others will have to step up. The team did draft a few interesting defensive pieces ‐‐ the Chiefs figure to boast one of the top fantasy defenses again ‐‐ but offensively if new running back De'Anthony Thomas or quarterback Aaron Murray are needed this fall, then that's a problem…" READ MORE…

KC's soccer boom reflects Lamar Hunt's vision, Sporting's results

By Vahe Gregorian

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"Here they were again Tuesday, during work hours, no less, 10,000‐plus fans swarming the Power & Light District.

They were shoehorned and sardined in every crevice and cranny and stairstep not for America's Game (football), for which this sort of thing might seem routine, but for the World's Game (futbol)…" READ MORE…

USA Football clinic aims to educate youth coaches about minimizing injuries

By Katie O'Keefe

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"Football players, on occasion, are going to get hurt. But with education, players and coaches can learn how to minimize injuries.

That was the message master trainers delivered to a class of area youth coaches on Saturday at the University of Kansas Hospital Center for Sports Medicine clinic at Arrowhead Stadium. The youth safety football clinic was hosted by USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the National Football League…" READ MORE…

Tweet of the Day

Eric Berry on @HAbdullah39: "He's extremely smart." READ: — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) July 2, 2014

Around the League Tweets

NFL - @nfl: The most important player. For EVERY AFC East team.
@BuckyBrooks has answers: ‪

ProFootballTalk - @ProFootballTalk: Who was the best to wear No. 8, Aikman or Young? Vote now ‪

NFL - @nfl: Preseason QB Rankings (via ‪@NFLATL):
1. Rodgers
2-4. Brady. Peyton. Brees.

Adam Schefter - @AdamSchefter: Bills LB Kiko Alonso tore his ACL and is expected to miss season, per source. It's considered a seven- to nine-month recovery. Blow for BUF.

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