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NFL notebook: Kansas City Chiefs on the clock

Tue., Jan. 1, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs own the No. 1 pick in next April’s draft, with the rest of the order set for non-playoff teams.

Kansas City and Jacksonville finished 2-14, but the Chiefs had the weaker schedule, earning them the top selection.

The rest of the top 20 picks were announced Monday by the NFL.

Oakland is third, followed by Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Arizona, Buffalo, the New York Jets and Tennessee.

Then San Diego, Miami, Tampa Bay, Carolina, New Orleans, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Dallas, the N.Y. Giants and Chicago.

Playoff results will determine the rest. The draft will be April 25-27.

NFLPA’s collusion case denied

The NFL Players Association’s claim of collusion by league owners has been rejected by U.S. District Judge David Doty, the federal judge who has previously sided with the players.

The NFLPA contended that the league imposed a secret salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season that cost the players more than $1 billion. Four teams were punished for overspending that year.

Quick kicks

The San Francisco 49ers parted ways with seldom-used running back Brandon Jacobs. … Kansas City Chiefs veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja announced his retirement. … Panthers all-time leading rusher DeAngelo Williams, who has three years left on his contract, says he wants to remain with the team despite getting benched earlier this season. … Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson disclosed he played much of the season with two broken ribs. Richardson said he played nine games with the broken ribs.

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