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Chiefs make cameo in ‘Draft Day’ movie

For you movie buffs out there, the Chiefs made a brief appearance in the new Kevin Costner film “Draft Day,” which opened in theaters last week. I’ll give you a quick, spoiler-free explanation.

Former Chief Trent Green joins CBS as NFL analyst

CBS Sports has added another former Chiefs star to its stable of analysts. Former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green will join CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst this season, announced Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports. Earlier this year, the network hired former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez as an analyst for its pregame studio show. And another former Chiefs quarterback, Rich Gannon, is a CBS game analyst.

Washington will meet with DeSean Jackson

The former Philadelphia Eagles receiver has a visit set up with Washington on Monday. Even if the Chiefs miss out on Jackson, there are other options for upgrading that wide receiver position.

Chiefs are interested in receiver DeSean Jackson after he is released by Eagles

Shortly after DeSean Jackson was released by the Eagles on Friday, the star wide receiver got Chiefs fans buzzing by thanking coach Andy Reid for drafting him. The buzz only grew when reports surfaced about a possible reunion between Jackson and Reid, which a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Star. According to the source, the Chiefs are among a number of teams pursuing Jackson.

New Chiefs cornerback Chris Owens feels comfortable with staff, stadium

When cornerback Chris Owens signed with the Chiefs last week, it appears he did so for one primary reason. “I felt comfortable there,” Owens said. “I took a visit there and I felt comfortable. I know ET, (secondary coach) Emmitt Thomas, from when he coached me at Atlanta. It was pretty much a no brainer after that.”

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in Arizona.

Tim Kawakami: 49ers won't coddle troubled Aldon Smith this time

According to an NFL source, Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not involved in any of the trouble. Culliver is not presumed to have been spending time with Smith in LA. It's possible Culliver just happened to be there and was flying back on same flight.