Top 5 Headlines 8/10: Frank Gifford, Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 84

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1. Frank Gifford, Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 84

By Associated Press - ESPN

"Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, who led the New York Giants to a league championship in 1956 and later teamed up with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith in the Monday Night Football booth, died Sunday. He was 84.

In a statement released by NBC News on Sunday, his family said Gifford died suddenly at his Connecticut home of natural causes that morning. His wife, Kathie Lee Gifford, is a host for NBC's "Today."

A versatile star on both offense and defense in an era when NFL players were starting to specialize, Gifford was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1956, when he led the Giants on their title run.

"We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being," his family said in the statement. "We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.""    READ MORE…

Will Shields Enshrinement Party

On Saturday The Pro Football Hall of Fame added one more Chief. Will Shields is given his Canton bust and we celebrate after.

2. Will Shields' Incredible Night Concluded with Family and Friends

By BJ Kissel - Chiefs.com

"He showed class, humility and respect for those who helped him along the way during his Hall of Fame induction speech, and it's exactly what you would have expected from Will Shields.

Many of his former teammates, starting from all the way back to when he was a kid all the way up through the end of his NFL career, made their way to Canton, Ohio to honor and celebrate with him on Saturday night.

After the enshrinement ceremony, which included speeches from all eight of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, concluded, Shields celebrated with friends and family well into the night."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs still easing Eric Berry back into the mix

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said Sunday that the Chiefs will continue to easy safety Eric Berry — who recently was diagnosed as free of lymphoma — back into action.

Throughout practice, Berry has earned a few first-team looks but has consistently been with the second team, though he still seems to possess much of his trademark athleticism.

"We're really going on him and the docs and how he feels,' Sutton said. "He's feeling better everyday. He's getting back into football, too. He missed a lot of this training camp a year ago with the Achilles injury and he got nicked up again.""    READ MORE…

4. Rookie CB Steven Nelson puts in extra work for self-improvement

By Herbie Teope - Chiefs Digest

"Steven Nelson stands alone on the sideline without a coach in sight long after his teammates have departed the practice field following the Sunday morning training camp workout.

The Chiefs rookie cornerback out of Oregon State spends time repeatedly running in and out of a rope ladder with short, choppy steps to improve his footwork before heading to the side to hit the tackling dummy where he works hands, pushing up and against the stationary object.

Nelson then walks to the middle of field where he crouches in a stance. He begins backpedaling at a fast pace, stopping on a dime, and then darts to his left or right to simulate coverage. He repeats this process over and over until he is satisfied."    READ MORE…

5. Charcandrick West hopes all-round skill-set helps his bid to make Chiefs' roster

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Long before Charcandrick West stepped on an NFL practice field, long before he envisioned himself eluding tacklers as a running back, he toiled in the Louisiana sun, snagging passes in hopes of being the next Randy Moss.

"Man, I wanted to catch everything," said West, a second-year back who is fighting for a roster spot with the Chiefs. "So me and my stepdad used to get out there every day. … He'd throw 100 balls at me, and every one I dropped, I had to do 10 push-ups."

That ritual with his stepfather, Toccara Ford, started at age 12, he said, and it's a habit that West, now 24, continues to this day whenever he returns to his hometown of Springhill, La."    READ MORE…

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