First full-contact practice Monday will help Chiefs on both sides of the ball

After seven months of running, lifting and studying, the Chiefs finally will get back to real football Monday. Defensive players who missed a significant amount of time last year due to injuries will get to see where they’re at physically, but the first day in pads will also help the offense in many ways.

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Chiefs release former Raytown running back LaVance Taylor

One of the best stories of the Chiefs’ 2015 training camp lasted less than 72 hours. On Sunday, the club announced that it had released former Raytown running back LaVance Taylor — the player who asked the Chiefs for a job via Twitter and got one — to make room for running back Darrin Reaves of Alabama-Birmingham.

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Cindy Hoedel

No air conditioning is no problem

This is my third A/C-free summer, and I don’t think I could return to the refrigerated home life. It’s a choice, not a hardship. The first July in my no-central-air house, a friend gave me a window unit for the bedroom. I installed it, never used it, and took it out again. To me, kicking the A/C habit feels liberating, not limiting.

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