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Wednesday links: Chiefs reportedly meet with Georgia QB Aaron Murray

From here on out, I’ll occasionally compile links to interesting stories and put them on the blog.

First up, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has his pro day today. In a profile of Murray, USA Today’s Jim Corbett writes that the Chiefs met with him Tuesday night.

First of all, I’m not sure how much I’d read into it. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey believes in being thorough, so I believe they’ve conducted interviews with most of the prospects you’ve heard about. And last I heard, Tyler Bray was exactly what the Chiefs thought he would be last season, which is a good thing. But he still needs a big offseason to continue his progression.

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By TEREZ A. PAYLOR. 37 minutes ago

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 in a bit, but here’s a description of the movie, according to Lionsgate:

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

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By TEREZ A. PAYLOR. 21 hours ago

Chiefs work out small-college cornerback Keith Lewis

The Chiefs conducted a private on-campus workout with Virginia University of Lynchburg cornerback Keith Lewis on Monday, and apparently it went so well Lewis felt compelled to tweet about it.

“Great Private workout with the #KansasCity #Chiefs #ChiefsNation,” he wrote on his Twitter account, @KLou_3.

Lewis, who is listed at 5 feet 11 and 194 pounds, visited the Oakland Raiders last week.

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By TEREZ A. PAYLOR. yesterday

Chiefs announce their offseason training schedule

The Chiefs have released their offseason training schedule.

They will begin working out on April 21, while rookie minicamp will be held May 24-26. Organized team activities begin on May 27 with the team’s mandatory minicamp June 17-19.

All practice sessions are closed to the general public.

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Could the Chiefs fit DeSean Jackson's deal under the cap?

I know you all are just about sick of hearing about DeSean Jackson. This is it for a while, I promise.

But after the terms of leaked out on Tuesday, I received a few questions from readers ( here and here) wondering whether the Chiefs could have fit the star receiver’s new three-year, $24 million deal with Washington under the cap.

•  The answer: The Chiefs currently have about $4.5 million in cap room, and Jackson’s 2014 cap number is $4.25 million. That’s a tight fit, and remember, the Chiefs will still need $4 million or $5 million to sign their upcoming draft picks.

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Chiefs have ninth-best odds to land receiver DeSean Jackson

At least one major sportsbook in Las Vegas believes the Chiefs’ chances of signing DeSean Jackson aren’t great.

Bovada recently released odds on which team will land the talented and available wide receiver ― yes, you really can bet on anything these days ― and right now, the Chiefs have the worst odds (15/1) among the nine teams on the list.

Here is the list, in its entirety:

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By TEREZ A. PAYLOR. March 31

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 issued a statement tackling several subjects, including questions about his off-field behavior.

But Jackson also took the time to thank Chiefs coach Andy Reid for drafting him, which immediately got Chiefs fans buzzing.

“First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly,” Jackson said in a statement. “I would also like to thank coach Andy (Reid) for bringing me in.”

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By TEREZ A. PAYLOR. March 28

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