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But I can tell you that Jonathan Baldwin, the Chiefs first-round draft pick, was present for the first time and ready for work. Baldwin had been tweeting for the past couple of days about how excited he was to be coming to KC and if he’s half that eager on the practice field, Matt Cassel is going to have a willing pupil. Baldwin was picked up at KCI by Cassel and tweeted on the ride to town that he and the QB were already talking Xs and Os.

Former players and Chiefs Cheerleaders teamed with Kansas City Chiefs Red Coaters, staffers and media partners to collect more than 70,000 bottles of water within the first five hours of donations. Just 45 minutes into the drive, enough pallets of bottled water had been donated to fill an entire semi-truck.

“It’s been great to see that people are coming from all over, from all kinds of different situations and saying, ‘hey, I’m going to take the time out and do something for the victims of these tornados,’” former Chiefs DE Duane Clemons (2000-02) said.

Every NFL team has SFAs in their past that made history for their performances. The Chiefs organization had one of the finest SFA’s in pro football history in Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson. Until he clicked with his former college coach Hank Stram as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Texans in the 1962 season, Dawson had been a major disappointment as a pro football player.

He was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers; they selected him with the fifth choice of the NFL Draft in 1957. The sixth-choice belonged to the Cleveland Browns, who desperately wanted Dawson – an Ohio native. When the Steelers grabbed him first, the Browns had to settle for a running back out of Syracuse named Jim Brown.

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