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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws during the first half of the AFC Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.

The NFL announced its 65-game preseason schedule Tuesday.

The Kansas City Chiefs will kick off their preseason in August against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs will then travel to Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kansas City will return home to take on the San Francisco 49ers before facing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

With preseason just months away, the Chiefs will begin offseason workout programs on April 15.

The NFL Draft begins April 25 through the 27 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hy-Vee strikes contract with Mahomes

Hy-Vee shoppers will soon see more of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, thanks to a new three-year contract.

“I want to keep aligning myself with great people and great companies,” Mahomes said during a press conference in Des Moines with Hy-Vee. “They have the same values of who they give back to with health and nutrition.”

The deal will include commercials, in-store advertising, apparel and exclusive branding of products like cereal.

Hy-Vee said the partnership will benefit No. 15 & The Mahomies, which is Mahomes’ new foundation to help kids in the Kansas City area.

While the 2018 MVP continues to engage with the community, he remains focused on his top priority.

“Been busy but my mind has never left football, especially with how it ended,” Mahomes said. “I’ve been working out in a lot of hotel rooms, I’ve been working out back home ... I’ve communicated with the guys constantly, excited to get rolling.”

Jamaal Charles wants in the HOF

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles recently talked with TMZ about his future in the NFL, including Hall of Fame credentials.

The 32-year-old currently has 7,563 yards with 44 touchdowns on his career with 7,260 of those yards being accomplished in a Chiefs uniform. He sits at the top of the list of all-time Chiefs rushing leaders.

One accomplishment adding to Charles’ chances of earning Pro Football Hall of Fame recognition is setting the record for most yards per carry in the NFL at 5.49 yard.

“It makes me feel good that I was able to accomplish something in the NFL, leave a legacy that I hope can stand like Jim Brown and Barry Sanders,” Charles told TMZ. “So that tells you what type of player I was. I gave it my all every time I touched the ball. I averaged six yards a carry basically. I wish I could leave that legacy and hope it can stand for a while, but I know records are meant to be broken.”

Charles has yet to announce whether or not he will continue to play in the NFL.

“It’s in the air right now,” Charles said. “I’m going to sit down with my family and still try to go through the process. What’s the best thing for me and us? And I’m going to move on from there.”

Charles holds five 1,000-yard seasons along with four Pro Bowl selections, two first-team All-Pro selections, and an NFL-leading 12 rushing touchdowns in 2013.

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