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Chiefs Week in Review: May 14-19
May 20, 2018 03:33 PM | Matt McMullen
Monday

Last week was a busy one for the Kansas City Chiefs, from celebrating Mother's Day to attending the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway. We followed it all in this week's social recap.

Social Recap: Mother's Day, NASCAR and a Legendary Pair of Jorts

Tuesday

The season continues to inch closer by the day as Organized Team Activities (OTAs) are set to get underway later this month. As part of our preview for OTAs, we took a look at a handful of position groups and each of the players competing for roster spots at those respective positions.

Wide Receiver:Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Receivers

Running Back:Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Running Backs

Offensive Line:Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Offensive Line

Safety:Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Safeties

Linebacker:Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Linebackers

Cornerback:Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Cornerbacks

In other news, tight end Travis Kelce and his brother, Jason, were featured on stage at the annual ESPN Upfront presentation.

Travis Kelce Talks Family and Dance Moves at ESPN Upfront Presentation

Wednesday

Chiefs' General Manager Brett Veach provided fans with an inside look at how he evaluated Kansas City's recent draft picks with an exclusive film breakdown earlier this week.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach Breaks Down Film of Recent Draft Picks

Off the field, the Chiefs were busy in the community with a number of outreach initiatives. That included a video teleconference which brought wide receiver Chris Conley and Cheerleader LaKeyna into several schools throughout the metro as part of the NFL's Character Playbook LIVE program.

Chris Conley Emphasizes the Importance of Character to Local Kids Via Virtual Uplink

"As things change, we can't do anything about how technology and social media advance, but we can control how we deal with people in the world," Conley said. "If we continue to approach it the way we used to - loving our neighbors - and we do that through these new platforms, then things will be alright. That's what we're trying to convey to these kids, because they're encountering these things at such a young age."

Check out the rest of the story here.

Thursday

In another philanthropic effort, the Chiefs' defensive line visited a KCPD Special Operations Division in order to celebrate National Police Week.

Chiefs' Defensive Line Celebrates National Police Week with Tour of Special Operations Division

Six of the team's defensive linemen - Xavier Williams, Allen Bailey, Jarvis Jenkins, Stefan Charles, Justin Hamilton and T.Y McGill - went along for the visit, which included demonstrations in bomb disposal, K-9 instruction and warrant training.

"It was fun. It's good to come out here and to see what these guys go through up close and personal," Williams said. "Seeing the attack dog was really interesting and operating the bomb robot was a fun experience. It was just a fun way to connect back to the community."

Established in 1962, National Police Week pays special attention to those that choose to dedicate their lives to the protection and safety of others. The players made a point of recognizing one of those individuals during the visit by presenting Officer Antoney Perez with a commemorative football as an act of gratitude for his efforts in the community.

The rest of the story can be found here.

The Chiefs' quarterbacks were also out in the community as Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne and Matt McGloin visited Fort Leavenworth, where the trio went through a battle simulation.

Chiefs' Quarterbacks Experience Battle Simulation at Fort Leavenworth

The simulation walked the three players through the details of a 2008 battle in Afghanistan in which several American soldiers lost their lives. The practice of reviewing conflict tactics and decision-making is commonplace in the military just as it is in football, though with much different stakes.

"They have to quickly make decisions on the battlefield and really be prepared. It's similar to how we prepare, but for them it's on a totally different level," Mahomes explained. "They're preparing to save lives and to protect us, and it's awesome to see how they get ready for those situations."

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Friday

Finally, the Chiefs' young players seem to have caught the attention of the folks over at Pro Football Focus.

Chiefs Tied for Most Players on PFF's "Top 25 Under 25" List

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