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It is good to report that Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame running back Ed Podolak has fully recovered and doing well. Well, as good as expected that is, for someone coming off a hip replacement.

If you missed it or didn’t know, Podolak was hit by a car traveling at 45 miles an hour and severely injured in an accident in Scottsdale, Ariz., Feb. 20, 2011.”I broke both lower legs, a handful of ribs and the orbital bone around my right eye,” said Podolak.

As the new advertising agency of record for the Kansas City Chiefs, Sullivan Higdon & Sink’s first big task will be planning this year for the Chiefs’ 50th anniversary in Kansas City.

John January, executive creative director of Sullivan Higdon, said it will work on other strategic marketing initiatives as well.

“It’s not often you get an opportunity to do work for such an iconic brand,” said January, who described himself as one of many rabid Chiefs fans at Sullivan Higdon. “There’s a lot of excitement throughout the agency.”

In Kansas City, Pitoitua will compete for a roster spot as a “five-technique” player behind starting defensive ends Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey. Acquiring a run-stopping defensive end to play in base sets was one of the Chiefs larger post-draft needs.

Pitoitua’s role has the potential to mirror the one Shaun Smith played for the team two season ago.

The Chiefs plan to take things easy with Charles this spring, but the Pro Bowl runner conquered many of the hurdles associated with his recovery prior to arriving in Kansas City.

“I feel like I can do the same things my teammates do,” Charles said. “I do it without the coaches around. I catch balls, I cut, I do ladder drills and I’ve been doing this for like two months. So coaches weren’t there when I was back home working out, so whatever time that I need for my body to rest, I think it’s even better to wait it out for awhile.”

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