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Despite bizarre nature of Dorsey firing, Chiefs’ GM job seen as ideal across NFL

Nearly a dozen NFL front-office executives, who all spoke to The Kansas City Star on the condition of anonymity and came from a wide range of management — from decision-making, player evaluation and coaching — agreed that despite the bizarre timing of John Dorsey’s firing by Clark Hunt, taking over as KC Chiefs general manager is not only a good job, it might even be an ideal one.

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Paul Zeise: T.J. Watt ready to ease James Harrison's burden

James Harrison is one of those rare athletes who has seemingly defeated Father Time. He is a notorious workout fiend who spends thousands of dollars on massages and acupuncture in order to keep his body in top condition. He never looked like an aging player last season and could conceivably be productive for three or four more years. He's also 39, which means regardless of how much time, money and effort he puts into keeping his body in NFL shape, his career is winding down.

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Vahe Gregorian: What's in a name? Plenty if you're Delaney Neath

Before Joe Delaney was inducted in the Chiefs Ring of Honor on Sept. 26, 2004, Mark and Kelly Neath walked outside Arrowhead Stadium with their own homage – a homemade poster bearing an image of the late Chiefs running back and an image of their infant daughter in a Chiefs cheerleader uniform tethered by these words:

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Ray Fittipaldo: The Steelers need to protect their stars with bubble wrap

If the Steelers don't come to terms with Le'Veon Bell on a new long-term contract before July 17 he will play for $12.1 million next season on the franchise tender the Steelers extended earlier this year. If they wanted to place the franchise tender on him again following next season they would have to pay him $14.5 million on another one-year deal because the second time a player is tagged he receives 120 percent of his previous year's salary.

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hits a home run at Big Slick softball game

Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce hits a home run at the Big Slick Celebrity softball game at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, June 23, 2017.
John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hits a home run at Big Slick softball game 1:04

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hits a home run at Big Slick softball game

Nine key moments in the John Dorsey-Andy Reid era for the Chiefs 2:01

Nine key moments in the John Dorsey-Andy Reid era for the Chiefs

Len Dawson on former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey: 'I thought he was doing a good job' 2:48

Len Dawson on former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey: 'I thought he was doing a good job'

Chiefs WR Chris Conley on new helmet: 'It works the opposite way that other helmets work' 2:07

Chiefs WR Chris Conley on new helmet: 'It works the opposite way that other helmets work'

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